SEPOR - oil tank cleaning
oil tank cleaning oil recovery
An oil tank should be cleaned when evidence of sludge accumulation is present. This evidence can range from delayed burner ignition to clogged nozzle, filter, pump strainer or oil line.
In most cases sludge is found by the burner tech while changing the oil filter during a heating system tune-up. This is a strong indication that the oil tank should be cleaned. A dirty nozzle in an oil burner is just like a dirty injector on an automobile. In both cases fuel efficiency is greatly reduced and the chance of system failure is looming.
Sludge is an ongoing biological process. If oil tanks operated in a vacuum, sludge would be easily controlled by filters alone. Tanks are vented to the outdoors which allows moisture, dirt, dust and insects to enter the "closed" tank environment. Tank walls generally accumulate a paraffin wax layer that seemingly has little or no effect on tank integrity or system operation.
Solvent Extraction and the Tanksweep Cleaning system is the latest technology for Oil Tank Cleaning, Oil and gas safety, atmospheric vessels, pressure vessels, and Sludge Disposal Reduction in the petrochemical industry.
Sepor’s Water Treatment Plant is situated on a self-contained jetty in the commercial port of La Spezia. The plant utilizes two treatment cycles: chemical-physical and biological. The system is completely automated and controlled by a processor with operational and control functions. Tests are carried out immediately at the plant’s laboratory so the liquid can be immediately sent back to storage for further testing in case the tests produce negative results.
Sepor’s plant was built in 1988 and extension works were carried out in 1996. It is authorized by the Provincial Authority of La Spezia resolution n. 114 dated 22 May 2007. Sepor collects and transports the different types of water (industrial, oil and sewage) from and to the plant using its gulley suckers which comply with safety laws (ADR).
Additionally, Sepor has its purification plant for food waste from ship galleys located nearby, where the waste is treated in order to destroy possible viruses, bacteria and any form of infective diseases that may cause harm to people and animals before being transported to a waste disposal site.