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Important things to consider – Tardis Vacuum Tanker Services

  • What is the distance between where the tanker can safely park and the entrance of the chamber?

    The standard amount of hose for a tanker is 40 metres. Additional hose can be supplied, but a support vehicle may be required.

  • Are there any obstructions between where the tanker can park and the chamber entry point?
  • Is the waste in the chamber pumpable with a tanker?

    Where the waste is not pumpable it may require many entry into the chamber to break down and dilute the solids. It is not always possible to load tankers with solids. Tanker operatives will attempt to break down and make it pumpable but we cannot guarantee we can pump solid into tankers.

  • How deep is the chamber?
  • What is the depth in fall from where the tanker can park and the chamber entry point?

    Please be aware a conventional vacuum tanker has a vertical suction lift (for wet waste) of 6 metres.

  • Does the chamber have safety guards fitted?
  • Are there any special lifting keys required to access the chamber?
  • Is there a pump system in the chamber?
  • Do we need to be aware of any float switches?
  • Are there special requirements regards the pumps? i.e. levels must not fall below pump inlets.

Tardis tankers carry 3″ suction hose with Bauer connectors. For water deliveries we use 2″ lay flat with Bauer connectors.

Wet vacuum tankers are not designed to load:

  • Bricks and stones
  • Heavy rubble
  • Heavy soils
  • Heavy grease
  • Wood
  • Tin cans
  • Plastics

Grease and soils can be diluted in some cases.

A vehicle specification sheet will be forwarded along with an order confirmation when booking our services. Please double check that the tanker is suitable for your requirements.

What is the distance between where the tanker can safely park and the entrance of the chamber?

The standard amount of hose for a tanker is 40 metres. Additional hose can be supplied, but a support vehicle may be required.

Is the waste in the chamber pumpable with a tanker?

Where the waste is not pumpable it may require many entry into the chamber to break down and dilute the solids. It is not always possible to load tankers with solids. Tanker operatives will attempt to break down and make it pumpable but we cannot guarantee we can pump solid into tankers.