Question: How do you install a waterless wheel wash system under high voltage cables?
Answer: Very, very carefully.
The skill of our transport partners in Scotland, McGuire Transport, allowed us to safely install a waterless wheel wash for NRS Group at Scottish Power Electricity Network’s Windy Hill substation at Bearsden yesterday. With hundreds of thousands of volts flowing through the cables above our heads we had to off-load the wheel cleaner and install it using a hiab crane, ensuring that we didn’t exceed a safe working height of just 5 metres.
NRS chose our system partly because the remote site means water isn’t easy to source, but also because it has such a low profile, it is safer for vehicles to cross and keep as low as they can underneath the cables.
The consequences of getting this one wrong would’ve been hair raising….