Nuova Saimar Srl
S.R.S.® SLUDGE RECOVERY SYSTEM
The real no-man entry tank cleaning system
What is the S.R.S.® about?
Nuova Saimar S.r.l. designs, manufactures and sells the S.R.S.® (Sludge Recovery System), an automated, mobile and modular, non-manned oil tank cleaning system based on the C.O.W. technology.
The S.R.S.® crushes the sludge and fluidize the hydrocarbons contained, by using the same product that has generated it, recovering up to the 98% of the hydrocarbon contained in the sludge.
Tank Cleaning: why?
Periodic Inspection and Certification (ordinary maintenance)
Prior to Repair or Modification (extraordinary maintenance)
Product Grade change
Removal of sludge and recovery of storage capacity
Due to a perceived low contract cost and a low skill level required for workforce, Clients may choose a traditional tank cleaning method, not considering the many disadvantages
Long time needed for the tank remediation
High risk to personal safety
Loss of valuable hydrocarbon
High costs for waste transport and disposal
Pollution issues: sludge is considered pure waste, often discarded into a pit or a lagoon
How does it work?
What grants the maximum personnel safety is its “closed loop” operation system. Sludge crushing is reached by the mechanical action performed by special rotating nozzles (called “Jet Washers”) that, installed on the tank roof, direct high-pressure jets on all the tank surface. This allows a chipping action of the solid part, that scatters and dissolves, thanks as well to the chemical action given by the fresh oil towards the sludge.
After a proper percolation, the fluidized (mixture between the hydrocarbon contained in the sludge and the “fresh” oil) is given back to the Client, generating additional value and cost saving.
While liquefying, hydrocarbon gets separated from sludge thanks to 3 combined actions:
Mechanical: given by the 5/6 bars of the oil jet from the jet washers;
Chemical: given by the lower specific weight;
Physical: by heating the oil, viscosity is reduced.
Inerts remaining in the tank bottom after S.R.S.® operations are usually made of 1/3 of water, 1/3 of sediments and 1/3 of hydrocarbon.
The high percentage of hydrocarbon recovery allow the operators to enter the tank without any health risk, as no trace of hydrogen sulphide remains.
Using a no-man entry technology such as Nuova Saimar S.R.S.® has countless advantages
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