Waterline LLC is changing the way you are going to be cleaning your oil tanks. Any person who has ever worked on a site with an oil tank knows that cleaning the oil tank is one of the hardest parts of their day to day job. It is stinky, gross, and dangerous to do. Waterline LLC has created a new product that takes all of the hard work out of oil tank cleaning for you and helps you do it mechanically.
Crude oil will inevitably create sludge on the bottom of the oil tank. The sludge will invariably harden and turn into something that cannot be easily cleaned out of the oil tank. Cleaning the tank at that point often requires entry of an actual person who will be exposed to untold amounts of chemicals and nastiness.
Waterline LLC’s “The Twister” creates a new way to handle this problem. The Twister works by propelling a bunch of crude oil across the bottom of the tank in a jet motion which helps to degrade the sludge and make tank cleaning a lot easier. The Twister requires no power source other than a feed pump. It is also the only device of its kind that allows complete manual control for the operator who would be situated outside of the tank. Regular use of the Twister helps to prevent sludge formation on the bottom of the tank and promotes an environment which makes the oil tank much easier to clean.
Importantly, the plume of oil that the Twister sends across the bottom of the oil tank is described as a “tight jet plume” versus a “shotgun pattern” which is used by other companies making inferior cleaning products. It is the “rifle shot” of the tight jet plume that allows the tank to be cleaned that much quicker.
This article was written by Steve Bronson in association with Waterline LLC, pioneers in oil tank cleaning.