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Cleaning the interior of container and tank wagon

11th December 2017

Nearly all deposits in tankers, containers and tank wagons can be removed by high-pressure water. Conventional cleaning of containers and tanks of all types is in many cases very time consuming and the results are not always satisfying.

Tank Wagon Cleaning

Automatic high pressure cleaning therefore asserts itself more and more: A high pressure plunger pump presses water through the nozzles of the URACA tank cleaning head TWK with a pressure up to 1,600 bar / 23,200 psi.


The water jet cuts through the deposits and with its defined sequence of motion guarantees surface covering removal of these dirt deposits. In relation to the rules stipulated in the ATEX directive, the tank cleaning heads can be used in all ex-zones (except in mining). In fact, they can be used in explosion endangered atmospheres caused by gases, vapours, mists, and dust. Cleaning the inside of tanks with high-pressure water is helpful to the environment. 


It does not require the use of chemicals, mechanical tools or boiling. The waste disposal of the accumulating cleaning water is limited to the separation of the cleaned off products. Compared with conventional methods, high-pressure cleaning is characterised by considerably shorter cleaning times and a better cleaning effect. The correct positioning of the tank cleaning head is essential for optimal cleaning.


The positioning devices and reel systems, which are individually adapted to the tank geometry, enable the performance of a tank-specific cleaning sequence. Lance systems serve the purpose of positioning the tank cleaning head TWK. These are characterised by the fixed positioning of the tank cleaning head in exact extension of the lance axis, both in vertical and slanted mounting position. The achievable stroke is 7 m plus.


The pressure-tight atmosphere when cleaning some chemicals in a tank cleaning container helps to enable "process integrated" cleaning. The cleaning process can be started immediately after draining off the product and does not require any preparations, i.e. cleaning takes place within the production atmosphere. Besides the improvement of product quality based on optimal cleaning results and low energy consumption due to the avoidance of thick deposits, production downtimes are reduced to a minimum. The realisation of individual customised cleaning solutions enables quick and effective cleaning. Enhanced productivity and higher quality of the end product result in short payback periods.