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Our teams of experts have the experience and know-how to carry out tank cleaning activities in the safest way possible and under the most difficult and challenging hazardous tank-cleaning conditions.
Some examples:

Cleaning of slop tanks
Sepor has specific expertise and equipment to deal with cleaning of tanks that present particular challenges related to high risks of explosion and/or high toxicity and the risk of bad-odour propagation in the surrounding environment. Sepor’s track-record includes the successful handling of tanks with high presence of H2S, catalyst particles, Methyl tert-butyl-ether etc.

These elements are extremely toxic for humans and could generate a very strong odour in the outside environment. Therefore highly specialized handling and equipment is required in order to address a safe and non-intrusive clean of the tank with the removal and treatment of the collected debris:
  • Nitrogen purge to eliminate the risk of explosion when emptying the tank
  • Tension structures in order to confine the entire decontamination- and waste packaging area
  • High efficiency equipment for forced suction and for the filtering of air through the confined space
  • Robots and automatic equipments in order to limit (or avoid) staff entering a tank


Cleaning of damaged tanks
Sepor S.p.A. has a wealth of experience in the cleaning of tanks where the tank-roof or part of the tank-walls have collapsed. Performing “gas-free” tank cleaning is essential before the decommissioning of a tank or before performing tank maintenance, as this is a most hazardous operation, particularly if the tank is in poor condition.
Under these conditions, the Sepor team plans for and executes the cleaning of tanks in the safest way possible by avoiding man-entry. This is being done by using specialized equipment such as robots, automated washing systems for tank walls and tank bottom, high-pressure pumps, mobile coils and boilers.