Train exterior cleaning
Oil, grease and dust removed in a ph-neutral, enviro-friendly and efficient manner
After the initial project using DST-CHEMICALS proved to be an economically and ecologically success, HAMBURGER HOCHBAHN was certain: The cleaning concept of DST-CHEMICALS is ideal for the sustainable direction of the biggest transport company in Hamburg.
After the successful transition to the biodegradable and water-based DST-CHEMICALS cleaner for degreasing of bogies and add-ons, an eco-friendly solution for external cleaning of the trains was the next step. Cleaning with substances based on hydrochloric acid was a challenge for both employees and the environment; it was further time consuming and resulted in extra costs for neutralisation of waste water and washer maintenance.
DST-CHEMICALS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW, ACID-FREE PRODUCT FOR EXTERNAL CLEANING OF TRAINS
Developing products, which cater for specific customer requirements, is one of the main competences of DST-CHEMICALS. A catalogue of services was created in cooperation with the specialist team at HAMBURGER HOCHBAHN, led by Michael Schnabel. Removing oil, grease and dust in a ph-neutral, environmentally friendly and efficient manner was key.
“Working with the team from DST-CHEMICALS was fantastic. They immediately understood our special requirements and were at our side throughout the entire process”, Michael Schnabel recalls.
“They further conducted cleaning tests on our trains, and the newly developed product DST-DEGREEZ/40 exceeds our expectations”!
- No labelling required
- Improved, health-friendly work environment
- Reduced disposal costs
- Savings on washer maintenance costs
- Reduced cleaning times