An Alberta access mat rental yard is reducing their fresh water usage by over 48,000 gallons a day by recycling with the Rig Mat Washer. The Rig Mat Washer can clean a 14 foot access mat in under 4 minutes, 10x faster than typical manual wash operations. Recycling the wash water with the Rig Mat Washer’s closed-loop recycling process will eliminate 270 gallons of fresh water usage per mat.

​​An Alberta access mat rental yard is reducing their fresh water usage by over 48,000 gallons a day by recycling. Their newly acquired Rig Mat Washer can clean a 14 foot access mat in under 4 minutes while reclaiming and filtering the wash water for reuse. On average, a typical wash and discharge cleaning method will waste over 270 gallons of fresh wash water per mat. The Rig Mat Washer’s closed-loop recycling system eliminates the wash water disposal, saving over 48,000 gallons of water for every 180 mats cleaned.

​Access matting is the portable wood or poly mat platforms typically 8′ x 14′ or 8′ x 20′ set in place and used as a temporary roadway or platform for trucks or equipment to access a remote site.  The matting is placed to provide a sturdy base or temporary roadway for heavy equipment and can be seen at large construction sites, oil and gas platforms along with wind or electrical generation sites .

After an end user’s on-site work is complete the matting is picked up and transported back to the suppliers rental yard or customers next location. The used and dirty mats must be cleaned to remove falling dirt and debris hazards. Other environmental concerns are occurring from the spreading of invasive and harmful biological species that may be lodged on the mats surface. In response, regulations are being implemented in Canada and across the United States mandating all matting must be cleaned and sanitized before leaving the last work site in which they were placed.

Traditional mat cleaning methods involve time, energy and resource consuming manual wash operations. On average, using a 6 gallon a minute pressure washer, a typical 14 foot dirty wood mat would take a manual wash operator 45 minutes to clean. The Rig Mat Washer has the capability to clean the same size mat, 10x faster, typically cleaning a 14 foot mat in under 4 minutes.

With 45 minutes per mat cleaning times, the manual wash operator uses over 270 gallons of fresh water. Most manual mat cleaning operations involve transporting clean, fresh water to the remote work site, collecting all of the wash water in a collection basin or pit and then vacuuming the the water for transport and disposal. Since most work sites can involve hundreds if not potentially thousands of rig or access mats, the fresh water savings from implementing a mobile cleaning and recycling system are incredible.

The Rig Mat Washer is saving access mat operations tens of thousands of gallons of fresh water every day. This new, environmentally friendly process eliminates costly water hauling, fresh water usage and disposal costs. The Rig Mat Washer provides a faster, complete mat cleaning. Visit www.rigmatwasher.com for more information.

About The Rig Mat Washer

The Rig Mat Washer is a product of Hot And Mighty mobile cleaning and recycling systems. The mobile equipment will clean matting of various heights and lengths in minutes, 10x faster than manual wash operations. Wash water is collected and filtered for reuse. Compared to typical manual wash methods the Rig Mat Washer’s recycling capabilities will eliminate over 270 gallons of fresh water usage per mat. A customer from Alberta, Canada eliminated 14 manual wash operators, daily fresh water hauling and disposal cost savings of over 48,000 gallons a day. Contact Hot And Mighty www.hotandmighty.com for more information.