UK tank cleaning facility gets €566,000 investment boost

An aerial view of the site
An aerial view of the site
Suttons has announced a £500,000 (€566,000) investment in its Widnes depot wash bay.
After more than four years of planning and identifying areas of improvement, its UK wash bay is due to receive significant upgrades to many of its core systems.
These enhancements include replacing all electrical control systems, replacing all pump sets and high-pressure pumps and a new effluent plant complete with dual DAF plants.
Its carbon footprint, water usage and the electricity usage of the wash bay will be significantly reduced, while also becoming more reliable, and time and cost efficient.
The existing 48-bar pressure pump system will be replaced with a 100-bar variable system - believe will be one of the first of its kind to be installed in a UK wash bay.
This will allow the company to save water and time when operating, while also providing a higher quality wash and a significant reduction in confined space entry.
The new control systems will also allow for bespoke wash cycles to be created depending on the product being washed, ensuring only the necessary amount of water and time is used to fully clean a tank.
These improvements to the effluent plant will allow the wash bay to tackle a wider range of products than previously possible, and the improved automated effluent system will reduce the downtime and hours spent completing maintenance cycles - driving uptime and increased volume capability.
The loaded tank heat bay will also receive anupgrade, the supply steam pipework will be completely renewed, insulated and cladded to minimise thermal loss.
The addition of a bespoke condensate return system will provide a significant energy saving and CO2 reduction.
The hot water heating system will be expanded to supply 10 bays. Steam powered heat exchangers will be installed to deliver highly accurate hot water on demand.
Each heat bay will also be installed with remote temperature monitoring. The software platform will provide its customers with access to real time telemetry data, secure cloud based historical data and the ability to receive predefined alerts via email.

An aerial view of the site

Jan 23, 2023
As part of the chemical and food logistics chain, the European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organisations (EFTCO) and its associated cleaning stations have always focused on their responsibilities for food safety, hygiene and of course, sustainability. Becoming more environmentally friendly and cutting waste has become an urgent priority. That is why the ECLIC board,... [Read More]

Jan 16, 2023
Boasso Global, a provider of cleaning, depot, maintenance and transportation services for the ISO tank container industry, has officially opened its new headquarters. The grand opening celebration in the Water Street Tampa community was held on 11 January and was attended by Boasso Global’s team, Tampa Bay’s Mayor Jane Castor, Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce members,... [Read More]

Jan 12, 2023
Dinges Logistics has expanded its fleet with an additional reachstacker for empty containers. This decision is based on the fact the company opened another site last year, which offers an additional logistics space of approximately 15,000 square meters. The storage capacity for empty containers has now been increased. In order to still ensure proper logistical processes... [Read More]

Jan 11, 2023
Wilhelm Ernst, or Ernst Logistiks, has been running successfully since it started in the road haulage business in 1928. The family business developed and evolved from the transportation of bitumen in the 1950s and the transportation of silo products such as flour in the 1960s to becoming a provider of broad logistic services for tank trucks and tank containers. The... [Read More]

Jan 6, 2023
Vopak and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies have agreed a joint venture for hydrogen storage, transport and supply. LOHC Logistix will be based on Hydrogenious’ Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology. Located in Germany, it will support both parties to facilitate their efforts to supply green hydrogen to off-takers, using LOHC-based transportation via ship,... [Read More]

Jan 3, 2023
Claessen Tankcleaning Venlo have been passionately focusing on the internal and external cleaning of road tankers, tank containers, bulk trucks, trailers as well as IBC containers for the past 22 years, . The Dutch-based firm cleans a range of products from food as well as non-food items. The company also prides itself in the cleaning of toxic or heavy reactive goods,... [Read More]

Dec 20, 2022
Maximum utilisation can only be guaranteed if tankers and vehicles are quickly back on the road. Industrial and commercial containers are not only filled and emptied repeatedly during their life cycle. Depending on how they are used, they also need to be cleaned regularly to remove contamination such as food residues, latex, limescale, rust, cement, copper debris,... [Read More]

Dec 14, 2022
Moreno Romanini, technical manager at OMZ, speaks to Tank Cleaning Magazine, about its successes and challenges the company faces. Can you tell us a bit about your containers that are used within tank washing plants and can you explain how they work? At OMZ, we help meet the needs of our customers to speed up assembly operations by creating thermal and pumping plants... [Read More]

Dec 12, 2022
Bertschi Group has doubled its terminal capacity at the ValuePark Terneuzen to meet the growing market demand for storage and intermodal solutions. The Swiss chemical logistics company Bertschi Group has built a network set up for rail, road and waterway transportation throughout Europe. Bertschi opened its 12,000m2 rail terminal at ValuePark Terneuzen in May 2008.... [Read More]

Dec 8, 2022
INEOS Inovyn is to become the first company in Europe to use a hydrogen truck for PVC transportation. The new truck was presented at this year’s INOVYN Awards ceremony on 20 October. Deliveries with the new truck will begin at the end of Q1 2023, from INEOS Inovyn’s PVC production plant in Tavaux to Benvic’s plant in Dijon. It is expected that 60 tons of CO2... [Read More]

121 queries in 1.381 seconds.