How is an intensive cleaning process carried out safely and on location?
Before the cleaning starts, a gas safety technician determines whether it is safe to enter the tank. If necessary, supplied air respirators will be provided and used. It is important to follow and comply with the safety rules.
The right tools and materials for the most effective cleaning
Cleaning activities often have to be carried out rapidly and with specialist expertise, and such work can also be hazardous. Certain waste products can be released, which may lead to hazardous situations. As such, we use our own, safe equipment, including vacuum trucks, environmental management boats and high-pressure cleaners to carry out the work. Our trained professionals also manage and coordinate all activities throughout the process to ensure all work is carried out safely.
In the world of specialist maritime cleaning, the range of objects that may need to be cleaned is endless. With the greatest care, expertise and using our excellent equipment, we can clean oil/water separators, vehicle washes and sediment tanks for filling stations. With our special tank cleaning system, we can clean closed cargo tanks thoroughly and safely. We can also clean engine rooms and bunkering, black water, fuel, double bottom, drinking water and ballast water tanks and cofferdams. We also have the correct equipment for cleaning operations in response to fire damage.
What can you expect from us?
At DUTCH WASTE, we use our own environmentally friendly cleaning products and always work with a gas safety technician, who carries out a gas measurement before our professionals enter a space. If tanks are not fully free of gas, supplied air respirators will be used. Of course, we provide a certificate confirming the tank(s) are free of gas after cleaning. We also use as little washing water as possible during cleaning activities. This means that less washing water needs to be pumped out, which is less harmful to the environment.
You can reach us 24/7 by telephone or e-mail. We will respond immediately to your request. The more exact information you give us about the waste to be collected, such as the quantity and the exact location, the sooner we can get to work and help you in the best manner.
Based on the situation, our professionals will carry out the first analyses. Sometimes we carry out an inspection on location, while in other cases a photo taken before cleaning is sufficient. The space is ventilated and a gas safety technician will confirm whether it is safe to enter the tank.
We carefully clean everything with our high-pressure cleaners and DUTCH WASTE cleaning products. Our washing water is immediately pumped away.
The result is a very clean engine room or fuel tank, which will be inspected again by a gas safety technician so we can hand it over with a certificate confirming it is free of gas.