des véhicules plus surs et moins impactant pour l'environnement

Safer vehicles with a reduced environmental impact

Ortec has designed a range of electric sewer cleaning vehicles

As players in the sanitation and street cleaning industry, Ortec uses sewer cleaning trucks or combination sewer cleaning trucks. These vehicles are used to unblock and clean pipes, wastewater and rainwater networks as well as sewers via high pressure pumping or dredging.

A (combination) sewer cleaning truck is generally built with a loader frame bearing a water tank and a high-pressure pump. We use the term “combination” because the vehicle includes a vacuum pump and sludge tank for suctioning debris from dredging operations (sludge).

Sewer cleaning trucks have been running on diesel for the past 30 years. The energy generated from these trucks’ diesel engine is used for travel and for operating the pumps.
A traditional sewer cleaning truck needs the diesel engine to run continuously.

To avoid this problem and eliminate green house gas emissions, reduce noise, better control water consumption and improve safety for residents and Ortec employees,

Ortec designed and developed a range of 100% electric and hybrid vehicles
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The advantages of the Ortec Group's electric vehicles :

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Reduced air pollution (CO2, NOx, particles)

Depending on the model, vehicles are either 100% electric (the same electrical drive used to power the truck is also used to run the systems needed for pumping and dredging), or “hybrid” (a combustion engine powers the truck and the systems needed for pumping and dredging are powered by electricity).
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Reduced water consumption

The electric technology developed to replace the diesel engine allows for an adjustable flow/pressure ratio and power used during dredging, which means less water consumption.
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Less noise

A traditional sewer cleaning truck used for cleaning and pumping emits a noise level of 90 DBA at 6 meters. Thanks to their electrical drive, Ortec vehicles only emit 60 DBA.

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Compliance with road regulations

For light commercial vehicles (up to 3.5 T), the Ortec Group developed new operating systems to eliminate certain components. Part of the project also included using materials to cut weight as much as possible.
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Less downtime

The electric engine requires less servicing than its diesel counterpart, which means less downtime.

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Improved safety

No more exhaust emissions
When working out in the open air, just as in confined areas, operators are not exposed to exhaust emission, including particles, NOx or CO2.

Less exposure to noise
Ortec sewer cleaning trucks only emit 60 DBA at 6 meters, which is equivalent to the sound a dishwasher makes. Contrarily, a traditional sewer cleaning truck emits 90 DBA, the same as a lawnmower or a road with heavy traffic.

Less risk of serious accidents
Electric-powered high-pressure cleaning systems have less inertia when the emergency stop is used.

Many customers are already reaping the benefits of our vehicles.
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Broader area of operation & energy savings

Because Ortec sewer cleaning trucks are lighter overall (- 400 kg approximately) than equivalent vehicles on the market, they have better autonomy and require less frequent recharging.
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Noiseless night operations

Since Ortec equipment emits very little noise, emergency services can be performed without disturbing local residents.
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Operating in pedestrian areas

Electric drive vehicles are given permission to operate in pedestrian areas in city centers.
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Optimized quality of services

Unlike current “all or nothing” systems, the electric drive used for pumping and dredging systems enables operators to adapt the service procedure. There is thus less risk of pipe damage (flow can be adjusted according to the diameter of the material) and less risk of flooding (during operations in community housing).

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Many customers are already reaping the benefits of our vehicles.

Would you like to learn more?