Steamericas is proud to present the latest model of the Optima Steamer Series, the “DS-S.” Thanks to the success of the Optima Steamer DMF model and abundant customer feedback, the company sought to introduce an upgraded version of the Optima Steamer.
The Optima Steamer DS-S is an all-stainless-steel steam generator that utilizes diesel for heat.
While the steam boiler performance remains the same, the DS-S model comes with much sought-after upgrades and features.
The Optima Steamer DS-S includes an over 10-gallon-capacity water tank–double the size of
DMF’s water tank– while maintaining the direct water hook-up option for end users. A double-size water tank is especially advantageous to mobile operators.
By merging a reservoir tank for direct hook-up and an internal water tank, the volume of the DS-S is considerably smaller than the size of the DMF. The new DS-S model is the shape of an elongated cube, which allows for easier transportation in lower ceiling vehicles, another added bonus for mobile business operators. An additional 4th wheel makes the unit much more maneuverable. Every part of the machine is easily accessible, which drastically speeds up the maintenance process.
The boiler construction of the Optima Steamer DS-S is made of 316 grade stainless steel, which has higher resistance to corrosion than typical stainless steel. The exterior of the new model is made of 304 grade stainless steel and exudes an impressive shine.
The debut of a stainless steel version of the Optima Steamer is especially exciting for the food and beverage industries. Storage tanks used to hold fruit juice, wine, beer and other food are often made of stainless steel because of its corrosion resistance and antibacterial properties. This also influences its use in commercial kitchens and food processing plants, as it can be steam-cleaned and sterilized without any chemical products.
“The food and wine industries often prefer to use equipment and fixtures of stainless steel,” says Mark Hagg, the owner and president of American Equipment Company in Portland, Oregon, an authorized dealer of the Optima Steamer lines in the Northwest region of the US. “My winery customers are our target market for the Optima Steamer. Steam is known to penetrate oak barrels up to ¼” into the wood, which gives a much better chance of removing Brettanomyces ,” says Hagg. Brettanomyces (also known as “Brett”) is a type of wine spoilage yeast that digs into wood barrels when growing, presenting a unique challenge to winemakers.
A new oak barrel costs about $800~1,500. Moreover, if a barrel is suspected to have a trace of Brett, they cannot risk using it for aging wine as this could lead to a catastrophe of spoiling the entire batch. Steam treating barrels can potentially save wineries tens of thousand dollars if not millions. In addition to steam’s natural sanitizing power, steam uses a fraction of water to achieve similar or better efficacy. Organic wastewater management is another costly expense for food and beverage production facilities. Local authorities closely monitor the BOD (biochemical oxygen demand) level of wastewater originating from such facilities as part of the Clean Water Act enforcement. Since the steam cleaning process produces very little or no wastewater, this also leads to saving time, hassle and money.
The Optima Steamer DS-S is now available through Steamericas and authorized dealers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico. The all-electric stainless steel model, the “Optima Steamer EST-S”, is available in 5kW, 12kW, 18kW and 27kW heaters.
To locate your nearest dealer, please contact Steamericas, Inc at (310) 327-8900.
Steamericas Inc. is a California corporation and represents the manufacturer of the Optima Steamer in North, Central and South America.
The Optima Steamer can be used to safely and easily de-ice surfaces. Whether it is an aircraft, the gutters or an automobile, steam will quickly remove ice. Using steam to de-ice surfaces is ultimately a less abrasive method for de-icing. In terms of de-icing vehicles and scratch prevention, it is safer than a shovel.
There are a couple of myths lurking around about steam cleaning vehicles in the winter. Will steam break glass or crack paint? When used correctly, steam will have no risk of damaging vehicle exteriors. When de-icing vehicles with the Optima Steamer, the temperature applied to a vehicle’s surface varies based on the distance the spray gun is to the surface. At point blank range, the temperature applied to the surface is 212 degrees Fahrenheit. If the tip of the spray gun is 8” from any given surface, the temperature applied to the surface is 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature drop occurs because steam looses heat energy relatively quickly. In terms of the pressure applied to the surface, the maximum pressure produced by the Optima Steamer is 116 PSI.
For mobile winter cleaning applications, the Optima DMF or DS models are recommended. Please visit www.steamericas.com to learn more.
For more information about the Optima Steamer and de-icing, please call Steamericas at (310) 327-8900.
Last week SJE Corporation and Steamericas demonstrated the Optima Steamer at the 2011 SEMA Show. The SEMA Show is the nation’s largest automotive trade show. In front of thousands of attendees, SJE Corporation demonstrated the cleaning capabilities of the Optima Steamer.
For lovers of all things automotive, the SEMA Show is the event to attend. Over 2000 exhibitors showed off the latest in customized parts and equipment, detailing products, specialty tools and more. Hundreds of modified cars with custom paint jobs were on display both inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Optima Steamer could be found in the tools and equipment section. The Optima Steamer is a revolutionary new steam machine that cleans vehicle exteriors and interiors, minimizing vehicle wash time and chemical and water consumption. At the SEMA Show, attendees were able to test and explore the Optima Steamer’s cleaning capabilities on a vehicle hood and seat. In the U.S. steam car wash is an entirely new industry. The goal of SJE Corporation was to demonstrate the Optima Steamer’s cleaning power and to debunk any myths associated with cleaning vehicles with steam.
The Optima Steamer made its debut in the U.S. last year. Prior to SJE Corporation establishing a U.S. branch in California, the Optima Steamer has been a success in both Europe and Asia. The growing demand in the U.S. for cost effective and environmentally friendly cleaning equipment paved the way for the arrival of the Optima Steamer.
In the auto industry, the Optima Steamer is used to steam clean both vehicle exteriors and interiors. An adjustable moisture control enables operators to apply a dry steam for interior cleaning and a wet steam for cleaning exteriors and undercarriages. The Optima Steamer is ultimately a tool that reduces vehicle wash time. For instance, an operator can steam clean the exterior, door jambs, interior windows, dash board, and perform spot stain removal in one continuous motion; all without having to slow down or switch tools.
Steam car wash is a rapidly growing industry. It has become synonymous with eco-friendly car wash. Cleaning with steam vapor minimizes both water and chemical consumption. Steam also sanitizes on contact, providing a safer environment for vehicle occupants.
The Optima Steamer is available in the U.S. through Steamericas Inc., the U.S. branch of SJE Corporation. To learn more about the Optima Steamer, contact Steamericas today at (310) 327-8900 or by visiting www.steamericas.com. Steamericas is actively looking for organizations to distribute the Optima Steamer throughout the U.S.
SJE Corporation (parent company of Steamericas) will be demonstrating the Optima Steamer at the 2011 SEMA Show, November 1-4, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. SEMA stands for the Specialty Equipment Market Association. SEMA (www.sema.org) is a diverse group of manufacturers, retailers, custom car builders and more associated with the automotive industry. The Optima Steamer will be among 2000 exhibitors and over 100,000 people in attendance.
The SEMA Show is a big event. For those driven by all things automotive, it is both entertaining and informative. 2000 exhibitors will be demonstrating new products and services associated with the automotive industry. In addition to product demonstrations and celebrity appearances, SEMA will host a multitude of training events automotive related.
This year will mark the second time the Optima Steamer will be attending the SEMA Show. In recent years the use of steam for vehicle cleaning and restoration has increased substantially. Optima Steamer sales to the auto industry have soured. On display at SEMA will be the complete Optima Steamer series. SJE Corporation will demonstrate basic exterior and interior cleaning techniques using the Optima Steamer EST, in addition to debunking any myths associated with steam.
The Optima Steamer has become popular among vehicle cleaning professionals. The Optima Steamer has the ability to produce dry and wet steam, allowing operators to clean both exteriors and interiors, which greatly reduce vehicle wash time. Steam can quickly and easily remove stains, brake dust, surface contaminants and clean windows and sanitize surfaces, reducing chemical consumption and operating costs. Auto detailers, car dealers, car washes, commercial truck dealers and services centers have put the Optima Steamer to good use.
The Optima Steamer is available in the U.S. through Steamericas Inc. Steamericas is the U.S. branch of the Optima Steamer manufacturer, SJE Corporation (www.sjecorp.com). For more information about the Optima Steamer, please visit www.steamericas.com or call Steamericas at (310) 327-8900.
Golf Carts and ATVs are designed to endure a lot of abuse, but despite their utilitarian design, traditional pressure washers can easily damage plastic, electrical components and seating. Recently there has been a growing interest by operators and dealers to use less abrasive methods for cleaning. Based on distributor feedback, the Optima Steamer has proven to be a safe and very effective way to clean small utility vehicles.
Traditional pressure washers produce pressure between 1500 Psi to well over 3000 Psi. Water applied to ATVs at high pressure can easily damage electronics, emblems, exhaust systems, seals, seats, stickers and plastic covers. For golf cart and ATV operators, care must be taken to avoid accidentally damaging components.
Distributors of the Optima Steamer have been successful at demonstrating the ability to quickly and easily remove mud and grime using steam, which produces less pressure and consumes much less water. The Optima Steamer produces both dry and wet steam at 116 Psi and temperatures in excess of 2120 degrees Fahrenheit. Using wet steam, an operator can safely saturate the vehicle’s surface with steam, quickly removing dirt and grime.
In addition to cleaning effectively, the Optima Steamer is also eco-friendly. When adjusted to produce wet steam, the Optima Steamer consumes, on average, only 0.165 gallons of water per minute. Most traditional pressure washers consume over 2.0 gallons of water per minute.
For more information about the Optima Steamer, please call Steamericas at (310) 327-8900. Visit our website at www.steamericas.com.
The Optima Steamer is an effective tool for quickly and easily cleaning boat interiors and exteriors. Traditional methods require the use of chemicals and high volume pressure washers. Using steam, an operator can clean a boat using over 90% less chemicals and water.
The Optima Steamer features an adjustable moisture control, producing both dry and wet steam. Dry steam is ideal for cleaning, deodorizing and sanitizing almost all surfaces without producing waste-water or requiring chemicals. Easily clean and sanitize compartments, toilets, coolers, mini fridges and windows. Using dry steam, an engine compartment can be cleaned without producing excess bilge water, saving time and money. For messy jobs, wet steam is used to wash down larger surface areas.
The Optima Steamer can easily be rolled onto a dock or operated from the back of a pickup truck. Both the Optima DMF and DS models are suitable for mobile boat cleaning operations. The Optima Steamer models DMF and DS support dual hoses and produce continuous steam pressure for all day use.
For more information about the Optima Steamer, please call Steamericas at (310) 327-8900.
On September 30, 2011, Water Visions, Inc. (doing business as PSI Pressure) partnered with Steamericas to distribute the Optima Steamer product line. PSI Pressure is located in Westminster, California. The Optima Steamer is a steam vapor machine with the unique ability to produce both dry and wet steam. For cleaning applications requiring little or no waste-water, the Optima Steamer has become a popular alternative to the traditional pressure washer.
PSI Pressure has been a leading supplier of cleaning equipment and chemicals for over 30 years. In order to help its customers overcome the growing challenges associated with waste-water, PSI Pressure expanded its product line with the addition of the Optima Steamer.
Traditional pressure washers consume a large quantity of water and produce an equal amount of the waste-water. Containment systems used to collect waste-water can reduce productivity and increase operating costs. The Optima Steamer can be an effective alternative to the traditional pressure washer. Customers can clean while producing little or no waste-water. Eliminating the need to set up, dismantle, clean and service waste-water containment systems saves time and money. In addition to reducing waste-water, steam sanitizes and deodorizes on contact, greatly reducing chemical consumption.
The Optima Steamer has become popular for its continuous steam pressure, dual spray guns, and ability to produce both dry and wet steam. The machine’s ease of use and mobility greatly increases its versatility. The Optima Steamer is currently used in the agricultural, automotive and janitorial industry.
In the last year, U.S. sales of the Optima Steamer to the automotive industry have soared. Auto detailers, car dealers, car washes and service centers use the Optima Steamer to clean and detail auto interiors, exteriors and engine compartments. The term steam car wash is now synonymous with environmentally friendly car wash. On average, mobile vehicle wash operators using the Optima Steamer reduce waste-water production and chemical and water consumption by over 90%.
PSI Pressure is located at 7200 Garnet Grove Boulevard in Westminster, California 92683. The company offers a comprehensive array of cleaning systems, tools and chemicals. Customers can walk through their large showroom and receive product demonstrations. PSI Pressure has a complete service center and provides on site servicing to customers within Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura County. PSI Pressure can be reached at (714) 895-6694, Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm.