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Car & Vehicle Washing


Hydra-Cell® reliably handles clean, recycled and grey water with minimal servicing and maintenance

Whether using clean water, grey water, recycled water or chemicals for cleaning, Hydra-Cell pumps reliably handle any liquid due to their seal-less design. With no dynamic seals, this eliminates seal maintenance thereby reducing running costs and ensuring wash systems can run to capacity, with no unplanned downtime. 

With increasing environmental responsibility to preserve fresh water supplies, vehicle wash systems use recycled water. Even after fine filtration, this water will contain chemicals in solution and is likely to carry particles of grit and other contaminants; pumping this is potentially damaging for pumps with dynamic seals.

Sealed pumps may be vulnerable in a low pressure system. In cleaning systems working at higher pressures (e.g. above about 20 bar) the risks of rapid seal wear, loss of performance and premature pump failure increase. Even using clean water, operating at pressures above 40 bar may cause packings and seals of piston pumps to be changed every 6 months, Hydra-Cell seal-less design eliminates this.

High temperatures, sometimes used to improve cleaning efficiency, can intensify problems for pumps with dynamic seals. Water at 90°C is 64 times more corrosive than water at 20°C. 

Hydra-Cell seal-less pumps are used in vehicle cleaning systems not only for their high pressure capability, but because of their simple build, low maintenance and reliability. They tolerate chemicals and abrasive particles (up to 1mm or more) without needing fine filtration. They are also sustainably energy efficient – a big factor in their exceptionally low operating costs.

Compared with multi-stage centrifugal pumps, the pumping efficiency of the Hydra-Cell can give significant energy savings from the outset. But any seal-reliant pump, even if theoretically close to the Hydra-Cell in efficiency, will waste energy if seal wear begins and performance is allowed to fall away.

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See below for application examples from information supplied by customers:


Up to 70% energy savings 

With Hydra-Cell® Intelligent Pump Control™ (patent pending)

  • Automatically delivers the right liquid flow every time
  • Easy to install ‘plug and play’ fixed solution
  • Operate multiple lances from one pump


  • Touch-less arch systems
  • High pressure wheel cleaning
  • Lance cleaning
  • Under chassis cleaning