Location

Sika Corporation; admixture plants in Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Atlanta (2014).

Project

Spray heads for admixture facilities to reduce the amount of water used to clean admixture bulk delivery trucks.

Project goal

  • to reduce the amount of water used to clean admixture bulk delivery trucks.
  • to insure that the interior of trucks is clean thereby reducing potential waste.
  • to reduce the amount of time a truck driver spends cleaning the various tank compartments and improve overall efficiency

Activities

Sika purchased high pressure spray heads for three of the admixture plants, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas in 2013. Atlanta follows in 2014. This also required a redesign of the water system to limit the amount of water and the amount of time used for cleaning. Total cost for the 3 plants was $ 40K.

Results

Savings of 225,000 gallons of water on an annualized basis at the three plants where the new cleaning process has been put in place (Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas).