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 ...

  • C&A tool increases profitability, maintains clean facility with chip processing system

    Challenge A machining supplier needs an automated chip and fluid processing system to process metal turning and chips, while simultaneously capturing expensive cutting fluids for reuse. Customer C&A Tool Engineering, Inc. Industry Machining Products Vertical Axis Crusher Diagonal-Shaft ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • 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 plc

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Synergistic application of advanced primary and secondary wastewater treatment systems

    Published in Water and Waste Digest membrane issue, November 2008 Miroslav Colic; Chief Scientist, Clean Water Technology Inc., Los Angeles, CA To be published in Water and Waste Digest later this year The increased regulatory pressures and demand for reused water stimulated development of several new wastewater technologies in the last decade. Advanced treatment systems are ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Bakery Application - Case Study

    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.

  • An Overview Of STI Group’s Core Industrial Services

    It takes numerous specialists and engineers to manage industrial plants and facilities and keep them running smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Some of these individuals may only be required during special projects or industrial turnarounds when speed and efficiency are of the essence to get the plants back into production as quickly as possible. Other times industrial services are required on a ...


    By STI Group, 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

  • Closed-loop alkaline recycling proves an award winning application

    A Closed-loop chemical recycling system not only improved product quality and lowered costs for a company-it won their team of engineers an award. The six engineers of the "Stain Team," headed by Tim Keiper of Instrument Specialties Company Inc (Delaware Water Gap, Pa), earned the company's Continuous Improvement Pioneer Award after reworking their cleaning operation to include an AquaChemical TM ...

  • Cameron international improves profitability, reduces new coolant purchases by recycling coolant with guardian system

    Challenge Petroleum flow equipment manufacturer needs to reduce the cost of purchasing expensive coolants, improve the quality of existing coolant to ensure longer tool life and a quality finish of the end product. Customer Cameron International Industry Petroleum Flow Equipment Manufacturer Product ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • 2015 North American Water Treatment New Product Innovation Award

    Background and Company Performance Industry Challenges Tertiary and advanced wastewater treatment (WWT) is one of three stages in the cleaning of wastewater generated by the municipal and industrial sectors. Building on and improving upon the results of treatment through initial primary and secondary WWT stages alone, tertiary treatment is performed prior to waste ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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