Successful fuel storage tank clean at Shell
Another successful tank clean servicing 30m floating roof, jet A1 fuel storage tanks, for Shell UK. The job was completed;
- 100% no man entry
- On budget
- Cleaning time reduced by 45%
- 0% lost time incidents
- Zero customer complaints
By engaging Re-Gen Robotics’ highly qualified team, who meticulously planned the project and with the help of our new, innovative tools, the tanks were cleaned faster than anticipated (reducing tank shutdown duration by half).
Based on existing and evolving customer needs, the innovations we have developed this year alone demonstrate our clear commitment to improving our service offering:
An Offset suction head to clean under water suction pipes around the external diameter of tanks, with the ability to operate offset on the left, right and straight-ahead positions. This tool alone has decreased our tank cleaning time by a further 10-12%.
A 360-degree full coverage suction washing head with the capability to wash the walls and the roof of tanks that affords faster turnaround times by 10% on floating roof tanks.
Intelligent onboard truck telemetry system to track waste and provide transparent reporting that can then be aggregated and analysed in order to optimise the process.
Our combination unit provided real time information on all key parameters. Our client could then evaluate information including; Waste generation, hours worked per day, water consumption on each project, down to the jetting pressures recorded for the duration of a tank clean.
Increased ATEX lighting for in-depth inspections, allowing for much easier and therefore quicker inspection at ground level and for areas with difficult access.
Given that tank inspections can now be carried out via our CCTV system, this means that the terminal operator can further reduce their CSE time and also eliminate the need for spading tanks, a further saving on mechanical works during the tank outage.
Re-Gen Robotics has maintained an exceptional work record throughout all of our tank cleaning contracts. To date all jobs tendered have been accepted and completed to budget, with zero customer complaints.
The speed and efficiency of the tank cleans exceeded our client’s expectations, by finishing ahead of schedule and by significantly reducing the amount of tank downtime.
Notably, Shell did not have to deal with the challenge of having to implement and regulate social distancing, to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. Since Re-Gen Robotics requires only two crew members to complete an entire cleaning operation, one to control the robot and the other to operate the tanker, human to human contact was zero. The robots could carry on as normal, allowing a return to operations, ahead of schedule.
Re-Gen Robotics has set a new bar in safety processes and we’ve been receiving excellent client feedback on service, quality and delivery.