Keeping tanks as clean as possible is vital for owners and operators in the maritime industry, especially in vessels which are used for carrying a variety of different cargoes. The regulations regarding health and safety, cleanliness and environmental compliancy have become ever more stringent, so it’s important to use the right products for vessel tank cleaning. Here are seven which can make all the difference. Our chemicals are approved by the International Maritime Organisation, so you can use with confidence, knowing that you remain compliant with the regulations.
If you’re looking to remove particularly stubborn deposits, this concentrated non-caustic detergent will fit the bill perfectly. This product is environmentally friendly, and it’s effective on a number of different materials. If you have inert gas soot deposits to deal with, this is the vessel tank cleaning product to choose.
Drying, semi-drying and non-drying oils and fats can present a particular problem for those charged with cleaning, but this sodium hydroxide-based alkaline cleaner will get the job done with a minimum of fuss. Among the materials it can clean you’ll find fish oils, greases, sludge and animal oils.
Vessel tank cleaning can be particularly onerous after discharging a vegoil cargo, but it can be made far easier thanks to this highly effective potassium hydroxide-based alkaline cleaner. Hand spraying is possible with this product, but for best results we recommend direct injection followed by recirculation.
If you are unable to use a caustic-based cleaner, Eazy NBD can be utilised instead. It can be used on a number of surfaces, including zinc, tin and aluminium and it’s approved for usage as an additive for cargo tank cleaning. A 2%-5% solution is recommended with a recirculation time between 3-6 hours.
A top quality rust stain remover that works on even the most stubborn deposits, Eazy RSR removes rust from several surface types including wooden, ceramic and coated. It’s also used extensively to remove tarnish from non-ferrous metals and it can provide a base for coating. Before applying, make sure surfaces are free from grease and oil.
Once vessel tank cleaning has taken place, it’s important to ensure the tank is clean and suitable for further use. A liquid that incorporates strongly perfumed oils, eazy Tank Deodoriser is particularly useful for eliminating the unpleasant smells left behind by previous cargoes.
Petroleum cargoes can leave behind a number of unwanted mineral deposits, so it’s important to provide effective vessel tank cleaning after discharge. Our eazy Tankwash is a solvent-based cleaner that has been designed to work best via direct injection machine cleaning.