Tanks on land will need proper cleaning if they change from one stored material to another, if the tank is sold on to new owners, or if the owners seek to achieve certain certificates. In all cases it is necessary that the tank is fully cleansed from any trace of the previous material stored in the tank, so that the new material will not be contaminated.
However, tank cleaning can pose an expense and operational challenge that is hard to quantify as it is very dependent on different parameters. Such as earlier cargos, whether chemicals are needed for cleaning and the geographical accessibility of the tank.
Geographical accessibility of the tanks is essential for locating local barges or treatment facilities. Furthermore, chemicals can be necessary to use depending on the earlier cargo and the difficulty of the cleaning, but chemicals will also drive the price up, and is therefore only a last solution when water will not do the job.
The cleaning can be carried out by truck and transported by road to the nearest treatment facility, or it can be carried out by ship, depending on the location of the tanks.
Marine Partner can help you with not only cleaning the tank, but also dispose of the surplus waste material potentially remaining in the tank.
Contact us for more knowledge regarding what to do with damaged/contaminated cargo for optimal solutions, avoiding heavy delays, while making safe operations and proper handling.