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Steam Cleaners FAQs

Steam Cleaners

Yes, each product line offers both 50 or 60 Hz models. Models numbers will be differnt depending upon which version is selected.

Sioux steam cleaners produce a saturated steam with approximately a 85% water 15% steam ratio.

Yes, a Sioux steam cleaner is the preferred unit to remove oil and grease from most equipment because the high temperature of the steam melts any oil and grease while the water moves the residue off of the surface.

Yes, a Sioux steam cleaner can be used for the removal of mud and dirt, but a hot pressure washer or a combination hot pressure washer/steam cleaner unit may be more suitable.  Ask your Sioux sales representative for more specifics on your application.

Any Sioux EN Series all-electric pressure washer or steam cleaner or any electric motor driven cold water washer can be designed to be explosion-proof.

Explosion-proof units will have a XP at the end of the model number.

No, because the unit has an open flame in the combustion chamber from burning the fuel these units are not suitable for hazardous locations. The EN Series units with the XP in the model number are designed for applications in hazardous locations.

Because the all-electric units are using electric heating elemnets to heat the water and this method requires more power than a unit using fossil fuel, 3 phase power is required for these units.

No, Sioux uses properly sized immersion heating elements that provide for instantenous and continuous heat without the need for preheating.

No, Sioux uses properly sized immersion heating elements that provide for instantaneous and continuous heat without the need for preheating.

No, Sioux uses properly sized immersion heating elements that provide for instantaneous and continous heat regardless of how long the unit operates.

The operating current would be twice as much on a unit operating on 240 volt versus 480 volt.

No, it is a saturated steam which produces about 2.8 GPM (10.6 LPM).

The outlet temperature is dependent on the steam input temperature and pressure. Sioux can estimate the outlet temperature based on your in-plant steam specifications.

Yes, the unit comes with detergent metering.

No, steam guns must be purchased separately.

Steam line requirement: 300 lb/hr of steam @ 80-150 psi (136kg/hr @ 5.52-10.34 bar). Water supply requirement: 3.0 gpm cold water @ 15 to 100 psi (11.35 lpm @ 1- 6.9 bar).

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