Kärcher North America, a subsidiary of Alfred Karcher, is introducing the EASY!Force trigger gun for its line of commercial cold and hot water pressure washers. The new trigger gun uses the recoil force of the water spray to automatically hold the trigger down for the operator, eliminating sore hands after hours of use. The yellow and black trigger is visible at... [Read More]

Alfa Laval has launched a rotary tank cleaning machine which, the company claims, reduces operating costs by 70% through reduced water and cleaning agent consumption. The Alfa Laval TJ40G uses a high-impact jet stream to clean tough tank residues and minimise the risk of product contamination. The machine’s hygienic self-cleaning construction ensures that the flow... [Read More]

A new platform has been launched for apps specifically for use within tank container depots. The demand for fast, realtime insights and processing of container depot operations is growing, according to the company. Depot for Mobile said it was providing a solution to the issue by making it possible to digitalise all workflows that are currently recorded on paper. According... [Read More]

The Powertex Asia Pacific subsidiary of Hoyer has manufactured its 30,000th flexitank in Malaysia. For a number of years Hoyer has offered this mode of transport supplied from its own production plant to customers all over the world. The flexitanks are made from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and are especially suitable for transporting liquids such as food products... [Read More]

US-headquartered spray technology company Spraying Systems Co. has launched a new product to clean tanks. The TankJet 78 tank cleaner can clean tanks up to 13.7m in diameter. In a statement, the company said that its new spray cleaner is equipped with solid stream nozzles and “provides high-impact cleaning and 360° coverage to ensure complete cleaning of all... [Read More]

Zistos Corp., a US-based inspection technology specialist, has introduced a new system designed to inspect the interior of bulk transportation vessels. The new system, called IAD-TIPZ-H6, can inspect transportation such as rail tankers and tanker trailers without the need to make a confined space entry, the company said in a statement. An operator can insert this system... [Read More]

Abbey Logistics Group, a UK-based provider of bulk food transport services, has won a long-term deal to manage British Sugar’s bulk sugar movements across the UK. The new contract follows the decision announced by Suttons Tankers in May to end its eight-year relationship with British Sugar in order to concentrate on the hazardous chemicals, gases and fuels sectors. After... [Read More]

M-I Swaco, a subsidiary of oil and gas technology company Schlumberger, has developed a new tank cleaning technology for offshore support vessels which has been taken up by Norwegian oil and gas specialist Statoil. M-I Swaco has tested the technology on its own vessels, and as a first commercialisation of technology, the company has won a NOK 500 million (€54m) contract... [Read More]

CYC International, a Singapore-based engineering and maintenance firm, has invented a snake-like cleaning robot to help reduce safety hazards faced by workers who manually clean oil tanks in refineries. In addition to mitigating health hazards, the robot has helped reduce the time and personnel required to completely clean an aboveground storage tank by as much as 70%,... [Read More]

Imperial Chemical Transport, anAustrian logistics company, has expanded its tank cleaning facility in Krems an der Donau, Austria. The company’s third cleaning bay will help to clean tanks that hold materials such as chemical products and foodstuffs. Imperial said it is also able to clean silo vehicles and tipper trucks. The new cleaning bay features an automated... [Read More]

France-based Samat Group has acquired Haanpaa Group, a Finnish company that specialises in transporting chemical products across countries based near the Baltic Sea region. Samat, which specialises in transporting hazardous materials, said that the new acquisition will help it to expand its operations across Europe. A Samat spokeswoman said: “It’s a great... [Read More]

Industrial spray nozzle manufacturer and supplier PNR has launched a new UK website to make it easier for new and existing customers to browse the company’s product catalogue. Offering an interface for computers, tablets, and mobile devices, the site has been overhauled to reduce clutter and make it easy to navigate to the needed product and to contact the company. PNR... [Read More]

Commercial trailer manufacturer Fruehauf and lightweight metals company Alcoa have put a new series of tipping trailers into production. The trailers are being made with Alcoa’s Endur-Al aluminium alloy to give greater strength and durability while reducing the weight. Endur-Al, which is 52% stronger than standard 5083 H111 aluminium alloy and 20-30% lighter than... [Read More]

The development of a US-based online tool which helps to identify tank corrosion potential from various chemical cargoes is making steady progress, according to a tank truck lobby group that founded the innovation. According to news outlet Bulk Transporter, the National Tank Truck Carriers’ Liquid Products Database is currently being expanded to identify the corrosion... [Read More]

The International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO) has claimed to have launched the tank container industry’s first corporate responsibility code of practice. An ITCO corporate responsibility workgroup has defined 18 key priorities that are of specific importance for the tank container industry to reach a harmonious balance between economic, environmental, local... [Read More]

Scully Signal Company, a US-based fluid handling products manufacturing firm, has announced the appointment of Eric Kirleis as its CEO. Kirleis previously worked at Gefran Corporation, a family owned worldwide industrial sensor and controls manufacturing company in charge of their North American division. While at Gefran, Kirleis had full profit and loss responsibilities... [Read More]

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