Wed, Jan 04, 2012
Pressure Washer Mounted On Eurocopters Designed For Hosing Down
The FAA has granted an STC for Simplex Aerospace’s new
power line insulator and windmill cleaning system for the
Eurocopter AS350 and 355 series. The STC, number SR02207SE issued
on 12-15-2011, is the newest product in the company’s 65 year
history of innovation.
Routine cleaning of power line insulators and windmills
significantly enhances power transmission and generation.
“This new system from Simplex will allow operators to
accomplish the power line and windmill cleaning mission with
enhanced productivity and safety”, said Mark Zimmerman,
President and CEO of Simplex. “This product represents
several years of refinement resulting in the most efficient and
effective solution for utility cleaning.”
The Aerial Cleaning system, which represents the third
generation of aerial cleaning equipment, utilizes a 180 gallon
water tank significantly increasing operating times between
refills. The nozzled boom extends past the rotor tips providing
extended washing distance permitting operators to clean hard to
reach insulator strings. The power assisted operator control
reduces operator fatigue facilitating safer and longer operating
days. In total test results show the Aerial Cleaning system
delivers three times the productivity of other systems.
Operators and utility providers continue to find new uses for
Simplex’s versatile washing system. Canadian Helicopters Ltd.
purchased the first Aerial Cleaning system for use on the AS350B3
for windmill de-icing operations in Canada. (Image provided by
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