Our service delivers visible results through a range of advanced techniques. We begin with a site survey and discussions to make sure we understand your needs and expectations.
By running laboratory-based trials with our approved suppliers we can select the most effective methods for your project. We then identify the right chemicals which will successfully and safely clean heavy contaminants.
Our packaged solutions, based on environmentally safe and proven systems, rapidly decontaminate hydrocarbon processing plants.
Historically, chemicals or prolonged steaming were used to prepare oil tanks for entry prior to shutdown cleaning.
Now our turnkey chemical decontamination services for oil refinery and petrochemical plant turnarounds can reduce preparation time and improve safety levels.
Our priority is the protection of the maintenance crews scheduled to enter the vessels and towers.
The prime safety objectives of ‘decontamination’ are to reduce benzene to <1.0ppm, producing gas free conditions that meet safe entry LEL and PEL permit levels. Our decontamination system can provide these conditions in significantly less time than traditional steaming-out procedures, improving both safety and preparation.
H2S and pyrophopric deposits, two exceptionally hazardous conditions, can also be minimised by effective decontamination.
Effective decontamination can also bring a significant increase in shutdown productivity. By reaching gas-free conditions in a shorter timescale we can speed up entry and eliminate the need for self-contained breathing apparatus.
Hot work can often be undertaken immediately, and by removing heavy and often hazardous sludges we can also speed up mechanical dismantling and repairs.