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Case study: Vortex Group

Overview of client

Vortex Group has several services and product offering, one of which is its Pumps United arm. Pumps United offers a wide range of pumps that can be hired for a particular project or job.

Vortex Group prides itself on being an industry-leading industrial services specialist, with partnerships throughout Australia. From pumps and generators to fuel cells, Vortex Group has a solution for everything.

The problem

Vortex Group took over a lease on new premises located in Sunshine North, which was much larger than its previous facility. The new premises needed a wash bay to facilitate the process of cleaning and maintaining returned hire equipments and pumps.

The company anticipates further growth and expansion, so it was important the wash bay could grow with the business and be easily relocated.The pumps, together with a forklift, can weigh more than 4 tonnes, and so the wash bay needed to be able to handle the heavyweights of Vortex Group's industrial equipment.


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What Cleanawater did

Cleanawater provided The Vortex group with a cost-effective relocatable portable wash bay.

The portable wash bay provided was our higher-rated 12 tonne-per-axel unit. Using two wash bay decks, the total wash bay size was 6.5m wide by 4.8m deep, and suitable to handle the company's largest pump set.

A set of drive on ramps was provided to the entry and exit, so users could drive a forklift load of equipment easily onto the wash bay.

To avoid water being splashed onto the surrounding warehouse floor, 1.9m high walls were included to the 3 sides of the portable wash bay.

We added a compliant Cleanawater oil water separator to process the wastewater coming from the wash bay. From there, the water gets pumped to sewer via a Cleanawater pump station.

The CleanaWater installation team carried out the project from start to finish. First, we obtained pre-approval from the City West Water trade waste. Then we commissioned and obtained sign off from the client and the water authority.

Vortex Group provided Cleanawater with the trust to enable us to do our very best work, and deliver the system on time, and on budget — to our high-quality standards.


  • Compliant with relevant water authorities
  • Can be easily moved if relocating
  • Quick and easy to install service
  • Cost-effective and completed on time and within budget

After-sales support

Comprehensive after-sales service. Seven days a week. That's the Cleanawater support promise.

We have industry experts located in Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide. So you can always speak to somebody who understands your local market.

They're available around the clock to answer any queries you may have – whether it's about our systems or water treatment in general.

Cleanawater's end-to-end process

Step 1

Process Development

Cleanawater's project engineers confirm all site parameters, commence design and process evaluations on specific requirements for waste water works.

Step 2

Conceptual Modelling

Conceptual 3D models, predictive flow and performance analysis models are tested prior to manufacturing a site's waste treatment system.

Step 3


We update the design briefs and create build drawings before manufacturing and commissioning at our Melbourne facility.

Step 4


The Cleanawater team complete water waste management installation and commissioning on site – without disrupting your operations.

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