automated oil tank cleaning Articles

  • Surface active solutions tank cleaning & crude oil sludge removal

    For over ten years Surface Active Solutions has led the way in developing integrated microemulsion solutions for tank cleaning operations, crude oil sludge treatment and slops treatment. The company, with offices in Houston and Grangemouth (Scotland) aims to create real synergy in its approach to tank cleaning by combining its microemulsion chemistries with automated tank cleaning systems. The ...

  • Zueitina Terminal achieved US $700,000 savings from automated tank cleaning case study

    Zueitina Terminal received as much as US $700,000 worth of recovered oil - oil that under manual cleaning procedures would have been dumped in desert ponds. Libyan Zueitina Terminal asked Oreco business partner VAOS Ltd. (Value-Added Oil Service) to clean a crude oil storage tank of 79,000 m3 capacity, with 5,300 m3 sludge content. VAOS purchased the BLABO system from Oreco early in the year ...


    By Oreco A/S

  • Changing from manual to automated tank cleaning saved time and money case study

    At ESSO’s Fawley Refinery in the UK, the cat slurry tanks were in need of cleaning. Two main objectives were outlined for the project: Minimum downtime and minimum waste generation. The BLABO automated system proved its strength on both accounts. Over time, the Fawley Refinery cat-fines sludge tanks had built up calalytic fines strata and consolidated sediments at the bottom. A thorough ...


    By Oreco A/S

  • Ecomex uses Oreco NitroGen to ensure an inert and safe oil tank cleaning operation case study

    Oreco NitroGen helps Ecomex in Mexico produce nitrogen on-site in combination with its tank cleaning operations – freeing it from costly third-party suppliers. As the name suggests, Ecomex is driven by environmental concerns and one of the primary services of Ecomex Mexico S.A. de C.V. is safe and environmental-friendly cleaning of large crude oil tanks and oil recovery. But manually ...


  • Modern approach to tank cleaning puts safety first at Hungarian refinery case study

    An oil refinery with a keen interest in safety and modern approaches – and a service provider with the technology and partnerships to match. Those are the ingredients that introduced cutting-edge tank cleaning in Hungary. Committed to safety, the MOL refinery employs non-man entry tank cleaning services delivered by C&S International Services and Euroclean. As a result, the last five ...


  • The MoClean system cleans a pyrolysis gasoline tank at Ruhr Oel in Germany case study

    The size and scope of this particular tank cleaning job approached the limit of the MoClean system capacity, but it nonetheless provided an excellent possibility to prove the flexibility and applicability of the MoClean system. The Oreco MoClean system is an automated tank cleaning system specially geared for cleaning of smaller and medium sized oil product tanks containing diesel, kerosene, jet ...


    By Oreco A/S

  • The SafeTap in action a tank cleaner’s perspective case study

    The SafeTap tool from Oreco ensures quick, easy, and safe tapping of holes in oil tanks, allowing for speedy insertion of cleaning nozzles. Here, experienced tank cleaning professionals share their thoughts on the SafeTap and its main points: ATEX certification for Zone 0, easy and safe operation, rapid preparation, and more. STS Tank Cleaning: Extensive experience STS Tank ...


  • Tank terminal demonstrates the electrically operated solution for ESD Valves - case study

    Overview Since the disastrous fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in 2005, much has been done to ensure that such a catastrophic accident should not happen again. Led by COMAH (Competent Authority/Industry Standards Task Group), safeguards have been put in place by the petroleum industry to provide additional safety and environmental protection to tank storage installations. Endorsing the ...


    By Rotork

  • High efficiency waste tyre to oil pyrolysis plant, xinxiang huayin

    Company Profile: Waste tyre to oil  pyrolysis plant use the pyrolysis technology which is a recycling technique converting rubber or tyre waste into fuels, monomers, or other valuable materials by thermal and catalytic cracking processes. Huayin renewable energy equipment company has been leading China oil pyrolysis plant field since 1993. Huayin company offers a wide range of ...


  • Non-contacting solution for Plugged off flow meters in the oil patch - Case Study

    For years Petrobakken Energy Ltd. used inline turbine flow meters to track the flow rate of oil recycled to treaters. But with a high concentration of wax and sand in the oil, the turbine meters were quickly plugging off. The line had to be shut down at least once a day and the turbine flowmeters disassembled for cleaning. This was troublesome and expensive. Petrobakken knew there had to be a ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • The VEBA terminal in Libya experienced the benefits of the BLABO system case study

    One tank cleaning job at the VEBA terminal at Ras Lanuf in Libya saved the desert from being contaminated by 22,148 m³ of crude oil. Instead, the terminal received almost 4 mill. USD worth of recovered oil. The Libyan service provider, VAOS Ltd., cleaned a crude oil tank at the VEBA terminal in Ras Lanuf using the BLABO system from Oreco A/S. It was the first time that this particularly ...


  • The BLABO system helps VAOS achieve vital goals case study

    The Libyan service provider, VAOS Ltd., had serious concerns about its workers’ safety and disposal of hydrocarbons when cleaning oil storage tanks. VAOS Ltd. offers services to the oil and petrochemical industries in Libya. The company employs about 900 people and has specialised in servicing the oil industry by providing oil equipment construction, tank maintenance, and repair service at ...


  • Muddy waters

    Mark Zwinderman of Surface Active Solutions, looks at the dangers involved in the cleaning and maintenance of mud tanks and associated equipment The oil industry involves many thousands of people working daily in potentially hazardous circumstances with dangerous chemicals and sophisticated engineering equipment. There has been a consistent and determined drive by the industry to reduce the ...

  • A new approach to drilling waste management – prevention!

    Grangemouth based Surface Active Solutions (SAS) has developed its microemulsion based technology to aid the prevention and management of drilling waste. The many activities surrounding the removal of drilling mud in surface and downhole cleaning applications usually generate significant volumes of oil contaminated drilling waste. The drilling mud is typically removed through the use of solvents ...

  • Ecofriendly Alternative to Fight Grease Build-ups

    Grease traps or Grease interceptors capture the grease that goes down the kitchen drains. The simple fixture prevents slimy build up inside the drainpipes, which may result in choked drains and backflows. It is essential to cleanout these traps timely before the build up is too high to tackle. Properly maintained grease interceptors allow smooth operation of the drains by keeping the water ...


    By Hydra International Ltd

  • Green machine takes new tangent on wastewater reuse

    The idea came to Jason Snydmiller while he was on the island of Borneo. At the time, Snydmiller had learned that the super-major – one of the six largest non-state-owned energy companies – he was under contract to would promptly fine any contractor that left oil in local waters. Although it seemed callous then, the rule was essential, since locals depended on the water for fishing and prawn ...


  • Wyman Gordon Case Study

    Wyman-Gordon is a world class materials company with nearly 200 years of metals engineering experience. They are the acknowledged leader in the production of high-quality closed-die forgings and extrusions for the most critical applications. Markets served include those for commercial and military aircraft; gas turbine engines; oil and gas exploration; land based gas turbine and power generation; ...


    By Mech-Chem Associates, Inc.

  • Coop Mineraloel Profits from Integrated Solution with OpenTAS® and SAP® OGSD case study

    “With the introduction of SAP® and OpenTAS®, we have achieved a level of automation for the business processes that enables us to further pursue our growth within the gas station market.” This is the positive verdict of Walter Eberle, director of Coop Mineraloel AG (CMA) in Allschwill. CMA assigned Implico with the integration of all the logistical processes concerning the gas ...


    By Implico Group

  • Case study – bakery application

    Introduction Clean Water Technology, Inc. is the creator of the Gas Energy System (GEM), the most advanced primary treatment system on the market. The GEM System provides superior reduction of total suspended solids (TSS), biological and chemical oxygen demand (BOD/COD), fats, oils and grease (FOG) and turbidity. Challenge A renowned Bakery and Savory manufacturer in Southern ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Pesticides Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

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