Oreco develops, manufactures and globally markets mobile, turnkey systems for automated washing of crude oil tanks in the oil and petrochemical industries. It is our mission to be the market leader in providing competitive solutions for non-man entry cleaning and washing of oil storage tanks, and designing systems for recovery of waste oil.
Crude oil tank washing and cleaning
The BLABO® solution has been designed for 'difficult-to-clean' tanks and it simultaneously recovers oil from the cleaned-out sludge.
Case story: BLABO® and Giovanni Aprile succesfully washed a difficult tank
Giovanni Aprile S.p.A was chosen by Milazzo Refinery to wash a Trash Tank with low content of hydrocarbons and an unusually high content of solids and ballast water. The choice of Giovanni Aprile for the project proved to be wise. The job was completed faster than the alternative. Read more here
Ignition risk from oil tank washing
Is tank cleaning still a dangerous industry? In the late 1960s, a number of very large crude oil carriers were severely damaged by explosions while being cleaned. The washing operation itself was cited as the cause of the ignition of inflammable vapours inside the tank. But how could washing the tanks cause such a devastating result? And how has the answer affected safety management in cleaning of carriers and aboveground storage tanks today? One of the leading authorities in the area of electrostatic research, physicist Dr. John Chubb, describes in his detailed report how extensive research into the cause of these explosions has made today’s tank cleaning technology the safest ever.
Read about the report here