SEPOR - oil sludge removal
oil sludge removal oil recovery system
One of the problems of transportation of crude and heavy petrochemicals is the formation of viscous oil sludge at the heavier hydrocarbons settle out of the mixture. This oil sludge can become so viscous that they behave like elastic solids and are very hard to move or remove.
This can be a problem in bulk shipping in oil tankers as well as railroad tank cars. It is often a problem is storage tanks and can be a problem in pipelines if not properly managed.
These oil sludges are hard to remove. Without being removed, they reduce the capacity of the tanker, storage tank, or pipeline. Without being removed they reduce the product being delivered.
Our chemical engineers and/or environmental experts can check the organic lead pollution status or the status of other volatile compounds in other areas of the premises if deemed to be required by the client. Prior to commencing the activities the team leader debriefs the manager of the facility on the hazards and specific requirements, and safety meetings are regularly held during the works. The plant decommissioning starts: plant piping and tanks are opened with cold cutting techniques, any liquid or residual sludge it is possible to pump out is removed using pneumatic pumps and collected in UN and ADR storage drums. Tanks are ventilated to remove any organic lead in the air, and explosive potential levels are checked. When acceptable levels have been reached operators enter the tanks and clean the surfaces to attain a gas-free status. After this, hot cutting is carried out and the tanks and rest of the plant are sectioned, pickled and flamed out until no organic lead is present.
Once the decommissioning has been completed we issue TEL-Free Certification.
Upon request from clients, the waste resulting from these activities can be collected, packed and shipped to an appropriate facility under our responsibility. We will provide fit for use ONU-certified containers, shipping containers, ADR guidelines on permit issuing, final disposal destinations, and the Disposal Certificates. Our work procedures are based on internationally accepted standards and the technical solutions we implement are tested, safe, environmentally sound, cost-effective and efficient.