Each SEDA DrainTower is equipped to suction gas/diesel, waste oil (engine/transmission), power steering fluid, brake fluid, washer fluid and coolant.
Starting with a blank sheet
Krajcar says the whole idea behind their new 12,000-square-foot facility was to start with a blank sheet and build things properly. In April, Nicklin Auto Parts & Recyclers began operating their new SEDA DrainTower vehicle drainage system. The installation in Nicklin’s new building was done by ELV Select this past winter, and it followed the installation of three Girolift 10,000-pound dismantling lifts.
“Our new SEDA DrainTower is a nice system,” says Krajcar. “It siphons everything out. We’ve already gone through the learning curve, and the guys are really picking up the pace on it. It’s doing a nice job.”
Bob Vanleeuwen, co-owner of ELV Select, coordinated the entire installation for Nicklin and says three Girolift vehicle hoists were placed strategically in line with overhead doors, with a dedicated SEDA DrainTower per hoist.
“The SEDA equipment was installed after the bulk of the rigid piping was completed and fluid tanks were installed with an alarm panel that senses all levels in each of the system’s fluid collection tanks,” explains Vanleeuwen. “The alarm is designed as a two-stage process, making operators aware of the 75 percent level, which can be overridden, and then stops the pumps in the SEDA equipment at 90 percent capacity. The entire process was designed to be very…