tank cleaning Articles

  • Sludge Blanket Level Detection – making new process opportunities possible

    Much Pulsar's Self-Cleaning Viper Sludge Sensor of the demonstrating the effective maintenance-free solution. discussion around the way we deal with sewage sludge – the way it is moved around the process, the bellmouth valves and decant processes, the downstream treatment of the liquors, important issues around TOTEX and discharge Compliance, plus more recently the ...

  • Two models for tank cleaning

    Fluid treatment specialist Algae- X International, Fort Myers, Fla., has expanded its Mobile Tank Cleaning (MTC) series with two new models. The MTC 500-AFR is an adjustable flow rate system for use with a wide range of tank sizes and fluid types such as diesel, biodiesel and hydraulic fluid. The MTC 1000-LX is the next generation of Algae-X’s MTC 1000 unit, now with stainlesssteel plumbing and ...


    By AXI International

  • Low energy mixing to optimize anaerobic digestion at the Kitchener WWTP

    The existing Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a conventional secondary treatment facility, with a rated capacity of 122,745 mVd. The plant is comprised of two separate secondary treatment plants (Plant 1 and Plant 2) served by a common headworks facilities and primary clarifier facilities. Plant 1 was constructed in the early 1960s and Plant 2 was constructed in the mid-1970s. Both ...

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Soakaway and Septic Tank Cleaning Problems

    CBIO's Biogest has proven to alleviate persistent problems with blocked and odorous soak-aways and septic tanks reducing your septic tank cleaning requirement. Biogest the septic tank activator is a broad range bacterial organic degrader, principally for use in septic tank treatment, soak away improvements and mix waste effluent streams. Features: Available in liquid or powder form ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Mixers and Flowmakers: Cleaning of stormwater tank

    Deposits in an 18 m diameter stormwater tank made it necessary to clean the tank several times a year. A POD-I mixer was installed. The mixer has an 11.0 kW motor and the number of propeller revolutions is 1500. The relatively small propeller creates a strong, concentrated jet. Operation can take place at a very low liquid level - high velocities are created at the bottom -and the deposits ...


    By Landia

  • Maersk line - ballast tank cleaning

    Overview The following is an internal document from Maersk highlighting the use of SpillAway's NavalKleen II product for the bioremediation of No.6 heavy fuel oil that had leaked into the ballast tank of SL Atlantic. At the point that SpillAway were asked to help, the contaminated ballast water had been removed and the tank physically cleaned, however, residues left in the tank were still ...


  • Tank cleaning - Regenerative thermal oxidizer

    Three Canister RTO for Tank Car Loading and Unloading Terminal Epcon is proud to share its case study for the Tank Truck Loading Terminal. The Problem Loading and Unloading Tank Trucks: When the Tank Trucks are unloaded, it causes a lot of vapor to be released to atmosphere. These emissions have to be controlled and can not be released to atmosphere. ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • The case for water jet tank cleaning

    To maintain a consistently high level of product quality, today's processing plants must ensure that their tanks and reactors are thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis. The direct expenses involved can be substantial, and adding indirect costs {e.g., downtime and compliance with safety and environmental regulations) puts extreme pressure on tight operations budgets. To meet this challenge, more ...


    By NLB Corp.

  • Bulk tank cleaning case study

    We were contacted by a West Midlands based chemical manufacturer that required a large number of their tanks to be cleaned and decommissioned prior to demolition. The cleaning required a combination of non-man entry and man entry tank cleaning techniques an area that Progressive excel in. After several site visits and an audit of Progressive’s Health, Safety & Environmental procedures ...

  • 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 ...


  • High-Capacity Mobile Tank Cleaning System

    Algae-X International has expanded its tank cleaning equipment with the MTC-HC50 high capacity tank cleaning and fuel restoration ...


    By AXI International

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - Ivey-sol tank decontamination and vessel cleaning

    The refining and hydrocarbon processing industry is ready for the new wave of vessel cleaning technology. Ivey-sol is a new patented product that greatly reduces downtime and improves overall safety while providing immediate cost savings for any tank cleaning process. Ivey-sol8 is non-toxic: non-corrosive, non-hazardous, 100% biodegradable and also non-skin sensitizing. Ivey-sol is simply mixed ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Choosing a safe and environment friendly tank cleaning method case study

    Choosing an environmental friendly tank cleaning method is imperative for BP-Gelsenkirchen GmbH (Ruhr Oel) due to a very strict legislation in the Ruhr district. The environmental legislation in North Rhine Westphalia is known for being one of the most stringent in the world, and the authorities have imposed a series of specific regulations to minimise emissions. For example, hydrocarbon ...


  • Removal of ecotoxicity and COD from tank truck cleaning wastewater

    Tank truck cleaning (TTC) activities generate highly complex wastewater. In a previous study, we found that a significant ecotoxic effect was still present in biologically treated TTC wastewater. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the removal of acute toxicity from TTC wastewater by a sequence of technologies routinely applied for industrial wastewater. Acute toxicity was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fighting Foam in Aeration Tanks

    Just like a poorly poured pint of beer can wreak havoc on your coffee table, excessive foam formation in aeration tanks can create operational challenges for both municipal and industrial treatment plant operators.  In municipal plants, foam formation is common during secondary treatment startup, as the young microbiology is unable to breakdown surfactants associated with soap, shampoo, ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Maintenance for septic tanks

    Septic tanks are widely used for on site sewage treatment for domestic homes which are not connected to the sewer system. Little attention is given to the septic tank until there are problems such as smells or poor drainage or ponding on the surface. A little maintenance of the septic tank can be very helpful in maintaining performance of the septic tank. The outflow from a septic tank percolates ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

  • Chemical cleaning case study

    The passivation solution used was chosen by the customer following extended negotiations with their client relating to the advantages of Citric Acid over the use of Nitric/Hydrofluoric and the relative safety features of each solution. Progressive Technical Services opted to use a three dimensional rotating tank washing machine and a specialist high head pump normally associated with the cleaning ...

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