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Snakes not ladders at INMEX

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The launch of Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s new cargo hold cleaning equipment will enable crews to get the right cleaning results, irrespective of where stains are located, scaffolding, ladders and specialist-cleaning crews are no longer required.

Expanding its cargo hold cleaning line in direct response to clearly identified customer needs, WSS have developed a high pressure lance and add-on heating system tailor made for cleaning difficult to reach areas of the hold.

Dubbed Anaconda, because of its impressive size and power, with the high pressure lance measuring over twenty metres and attached hose twenty-five metres, WSS believe cargo hold stains in elevated areas should no longer pose vessels crews any problems.

Mark Oliver Wittburg, Product Marketing Manager, Cleaning Solutions, WSS is so convinced of the system’s value he believes the Unitor HPCE Anaconda Lance Kit should become an essential piece of equipment for all vessels regularly carrying cargoes prone to leaving persistent stains.

“Tried and tested onboard, the crew can easily assemble the cleaning kit and safely use it get at all those hard to reach problem stains and oily residues. With the additional heating unit warming water up to 100°C, which is then delivered through the high-pressure lance at up to 500 bar, excessive amounts of cleaning chemicals are completely unneeded”.

Along with consistently helping the vessel’s crew to deliver spot test approved results, Wittburg believes that the Anaconda system can also help drastically reduce costs from the outset. He said, “The price of the complete kit may at first glance seem prohibitive, but compare it to several failed attempts at cleaning the hold or the typical outlay for a professional cleaning gang for a single job. The Anaconda system will all but pay for itself after its second use”.

With specialist, third-party cargo hold cleaning gangs charging anything between US$10 000 and US$50 000 per job, depending on the circumstances, providing the vessel’s crew with the right tools to achieve the correct cleaning results first time around will be preferable for many owners and operators.

Manoeuvred into position using a simple guide rope system and capable of delivering high pressure cleaning up to 20 metres in height, WSS suggests the Unitor HPCE Anaconda Lance Kit is used in combination with the Unitor HPCE 520 INOX water heater to ensure the best possible results.


Available for pre-order now and supported by all necessary equipment, the WSS India team will be on hand to answer questions about the Anaconda equipment and our entire range of cargo hold cleaning products at stand B40.

INMEX India 2017 takes place in Mumbai from 3 to 5 October 2017.

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