The new three-bay wash rack at LA Wash Rack in Vernon CA is dedicated to foodgrade tank cleaning. The Kosher-certified wash rack also has certification by the International Society of Beverages Technologists. Work on Juice Processor Association certification is underway.
LA Wash Rack’s new dedicated foodgrade tank cleaning operation is in the three-bay building to the right of the railroad tracks. Farther to the right is the chemical wash rack. The four-bay facility behind the foodgrade rack is the tractor and trailer maintenance shop.
Poured-in-place concrete construction was chosen for the tank wash rack walls. Concrete floors are topped with an epoxy coating.
Pressure washers are from Hydro Tek.
LA Wash Rack was the first to buy Peacock’s 660 wash system that runs at 600 psi.
A blower arrangement [photo on left] dries tanks after cleaning. The wash rack was designed with roomy work areas under the stairs and work platforms.
Wash operations were set up to enable simultaneous cleaning of multi-compartment tanks. Work platforms have cages that fully surround workers for protection from falls.
Wash operations [photo on left] are largely computerized. A 10-person crew keeps the foodgrade wash rack running 24-hours a day.
All conduit and piping in the foodgrade wash rack was fabricated from stainless steel.