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  • Separation tank / Floating tank for separation of different kinds of plastic

    The NEUE HERBOLD – Separation Tank Type TB is used for separation of  plastics with various densities, primarily for film flakes, granulate from  PET bottles and other rigid types of plastics. Depending on the application, floating particles like film falkes or sinking particles like PET bottle flakes are separated from other high density plastics. The standard separation tanks ...

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Solar radiation effects on evaporative losses of floating roof storage tanks

    There are 40 storage tanks in the Khark Island for storing crude oil. Considering the hot summers of the island, light hydrocarbons vaporise and vented to the atmosphere. This process causes environmental pollution and also affects the quality of the crude oil besides the economic detriment. Therefore, crude oil evaporation loss associated with the storage tank is an important issue which should ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Testing VOC Evaporation Losses from Floating Roof Tank Turnovers

    Air emissions from floating roof tanks have been well characterized and documented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The estimation methods have been revised and updated throughout the years. However, an unusual aspect of air emissions from tanks with a floating roof during a tank turnover has not been addressed. Petroleum storage tank floating roofs are landed on tank legs and ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • `Testing VOC Evaporation Losses from Floating Roof Tank Turnover,` published in Oil and Gas Journal, December 10, 2001

    Abstract Air emissions from floating roof tanks have been well characterized and documented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The estimation methods have been revised and updated throughout the years. However, an unusual aspect of air emissions from tanks with a floating roof during a tank turnover has not been addressed.  Petroleum storage tank floating roofs are ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Leak Detection for a Floating Roof Oil Storage Tank

    Oil Storage Tank with a Floating Roof Floating Roof Drainage Operation Stormwater accumulated on a concave floating roof of an oil storage tank may affect its floatation, making it necessary to immediately drain the water. This is usually done through a flexible pipe, running from the floating roof down the tank, with an outlet above the ground near the bottom of the tank. ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • The Challenge of Removing Surface (free-floating) Oil

    Imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively. Now imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively – and even generating a profit while doing so. For businesses and industries that deal with oil separation and removal, the solution does not need to be expensive or inefficient. In fact, the answer may be simpler ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Hidden considerations for aluminum internal floating roof design

    Background Since their inception during the 1950’s, the performance demands of aluminum internal floating roofs have evolved along a path that has closely followed that of their overall acceptance within the industry. The general perception regarding the applicability of an AIFR has certainly evolved as well, having been a relatively unproven product during the early days ...


    By HMT Inc.

  • Digester Tank Cover Repair

    Digester tank covers are placed on top of wastewater digester tanks and float on top of the liquid inside the tanks. The digester tank cover at this waste water treatment facility experienced corrosion damage over time due to the caustic nature and environment. Instead of a costly ($200,000) replacement, ENESEAL CR was applied after removing the old coating. Thus saving the facility a substantial ...


    By ENECON Corporation

  • Transforming an oil tank into a clean water tank - case study

    It would be an almost impossible task, many would claim, to turn an 86 diameter large Orimulsion 400 tank, that has been out of service for years, into a clean watertank. But this was whatEcologica was contracted to do for their client ENELS.p.A. ENEL S.p.A. chose Italian-based Ecologica S.p.A. as service provider for this tank clean atthe ENEL Central e Federico power plant in Brindisi as they ...


  • 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 cleaning in Abu Dhabi case study

    In 2008 we signed an agreement with an Abu Dhabi based industrial and utilities contractor. They wanted to increase their portfolio by offering tank cleaning services. Over a period of four months we trained a number of their operators and sourced new equipment to enable them to approach new clients. In 2009 we were awarded a contract to clean two crude oil tanks. Utilizing local labour, the new ...

  • Crude oil tank profiling case study

    A little while ago we were approached by Cyprus Petroleum Refining Ltd, the largest Cypriot refining company to undertake the sludge profiling of eight crude oil tanks. The company sent two of its most experienced team members to carry out the work. Over a two week period in the middle of summer the team landed the floating roofs of the eight tanks and commenced the sludge profiling using a tried ...

  • Bridge Height Limits Transport of Cl02 Storage Tanks

    Located in Northern Ontario on the Trans Canada Highway is a bridge that enables pedestrians and vehicles to cross the Spanish River. The bridge itself holds no place in the annals of Canadian history. It is in fact, quite unremarkable as a typical bridge found in the area. However, the Spanish River Bridge represented a major problem for an engineering project rquired by a local Bleach Pulp ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Safety device for bottom drainage of fuel storage tanks

    General   One of the routine procedures at a fuel storage tank farm is the periodic draining of water which accumulates at the bottom of the storage tanks. ...


  • Deep and Dirty - Derby Sewage Treament Works Inlet tank

    Derby STW had a significant problem with float switches 'ragging-up' in this very large inlet works. Other ultrasonic equipment failed and the customer did not believe an ultrasonic solution could work.....until Pulsar became involved. Pulsar Process Measurement supplied non-contacting ultrasonic level measurement equipment into the main transfer pumping station at Severn Trent Derby STW, in an ...

  • San Juan Island well production and tank level monitoring case study

    San Juan Island is a popular resort destination whose population fluctuates with the season and the arrival of Orca whales and salmon runs. To get to the island, you must first drive an hour north of Seattle to the city of Anacortes. From there you take a two-hour ferry ride through a 130 island group to arrive at the 20 mile San Juan Island, which is at the waterway entrance to Puget Sound. Bob ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Indian Balmer Lawrie uses BLABO to overcome difficult tank cleaning challenges case study

    Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd, a Government of India enterprise, specialises in providing tank cleaning and sludge separation services to the oil and petrochemical industries in India. Balmer Lawrie met a tough challenge at the IOCL Refinery in India, where they cleaned a crude oil tank with extraordinary high sludge content and had to work under very difficult conditions. Extremely high sludge ...


    By Oreco A/S

  • 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

  • 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 ...


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