Our Zone 0 tank cleaning equipment has been used to remove Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), Medium Fuel Oil (MFO) etc, from tanks in refineries in Holland, Germany and Singapore. With NO MAN ENTRY, required, this equipment has proved to be a SAFER, CLEANER and MORE EFFICENT means of cleaning storage tanks. Using specialised Zone 0 augers, the robotic equipment will make easy work of solid materials while causing no potential for spark inside the vessel.
Material is removed from the tank under suction and entire tanks can be cleaned without the need to use high pressure water, thus reducing the amount of waste to be removed. In fact, some Customers have elected to reuse the waste material from tanks as the augers breakup solid waste before it is vacuumed into the tanker. This material can then be passed through a filtration process and reused through the refinery. Due to that fact that there is no water contamination, we reduce the amount of waste removed from site.
Once all waste has been removed from the tank, high pressure water can then be introduced for a final clean down of the vessel. Cutting agent can also be used in place of water. Depending on the cutting agent selected, there is also the possibility that this can be reused.Back