Bri-Mar Manufacturing, a producer of hydraulic dump trailers, has completed installation of the CPR System to improve efficiencies in it cleaning and pretreatment line.
Concerned about proper disposal of used phosphate pretreatment solution from its metal surface paint preparation line, Bri-Mar searched for a more cost-effective, environmentally friendly method to dispose of wastewater.
“By itself, the cleaning and pretreatment application process is pretty straightforward,” said Kevin Kelley, president and chief executive officer of Bri-Mar. “The trick is what to do with the used phosphate solution after it hits the wash bay drain. Historically we had been treating and dumping the water. After a lot of research, we selected the CPR System for its ability to recycle and reuse the pretreatment solution. The closed loop recycling process frees us from the limitations and costs imposed by our waste stream permit. As a result, we will reduce our chemical and water consumption by roughly 70% — with nothing going down the drain.”