Crude oil tank bottom cleaning equipments in Houston
The purpose of cleaning crude oil tank bottom:
1 recovery of more valued hydrocarbon
2 reduce hazardous waste generated from tank bottoms, to meet the environmental protection regulations acted by the government.
3 improve the cleanness of crude oil in the production process
4 eliminate hazardous-waste handling costs
Normally there are 2 ways for the oil tank bottom cleaning process:
1 Mechanical cleaning way
2 Chemical cleaning way, this is an efficient way for tank bottom cleaning, but not so easy
Here we will briefly introduce the equipments used for oil tank bottom cleaning by mechanical ways.
Traditionally the most difficult thing by mechanical way is how to remove the oil sludge out from the tank bottom. And you have to solve the problem of non-fluidity sludge, usually the tank bottom sludge is composed of water, oil and solids, the purpose is to have fluids and solids separated, then use oil-water-separation system to get clean oil and non-hazardous water, the solids also should be nonhazardous solids.