Waste management

Tank Cleaning

Even under optimum circumstances, tank cleaning can be a risky undertaking. The interior of tanks constitutes an extremely harsh environment that poses many safety and environmental hazards. To reduce or eliminate the inherent risk, it requires detailed planning, engineering, advanced technology, safety protocols, on-site process controls, training and operation experience. Veolia offers comprehensive tank cleaning services which exceed our clients' expectations.

Tank cleaning
Veolia is able to offer a wide variety of tank cleaning techniques that feature total process containment, tank ventilation, vapour recovery and scrubbing, and automated technologies to minimize personnel exposure and eliminate or reduce manned entry into the tank.



Proprietary Technology and Unmatched Tank Cleaning Expertise

Veolia’s experienced crews are capable of cleaning almost any type of tank, including crude, fuel and slop oil, asphalt, wastewater, gasoline, sour water, benzene and more. Tank cleaning methods and capabilities include:
  • Robotic, mechanical, chemical and thermal circulation techniques
  • The Gator™ , a proprietary, remotely-controlled cannon device that removes sludge from the center of a tank quickly, efficiently and with less risk of worker injury
  • Sludge suction and processing using the most cost-effective technology possible, depending on the specific sludge stream characteristics and contents
  • If possible, the blending of tank sludge into a useful fuel stock or preparation for an on-site coker feed or recycling