oil storage tank automated 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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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