Cleaning diesel tanks
At Rafibra, we are experts in cleaning tanks containing diesel, petrol, Jet A1 and chemical products such as acetone, alcohol or paints
We clean the diesel tank in the most efficient and safe way once the tank has been degassed and we have checked the atmosphere in the tank is consistently below 1% LFL.
Over time, traces of water and sludge accumulate in the bottom of the tank. These impurities can come from the fuel itself, water and impurities can enter the tank or there may be problems with the sealing of the pipework.
We start by removing all of the sludge from the bottom of the tank, cleaning the walls with water at a high pressure and using disinfectant developed and manufactured by our own chemists, cleaning and drying the bottom of the tank.
If the tank contains product which is in good condition, the existing clean fuel can be separated from the impurities during the cleaning process. This fuel will be returned to the tank once the cleaning process is complete.
The liquids stemming from the cleaning of the fuel tanks will be stored in suitable containers for their subsequent transfer to toxic and hazardous waste treatment facilities.
In this regard, Rafibra acts as a waste management and transport company for the hydrocarbonated sludge and other hydrocarbon waste. The degradation of the explosion index will be checked during this operation and after emptying the fuel left in the tank.
All of the ventilation equipment will be connected to earth, along with the tank structure.
Oxygen will not be used for ventilation under any circumstances.