Tank Cleaning – Confined Space

The internal areas of tanks and storage vessels need regular cleaning and maintenance. Dry Ice Blasting is perfectlry suited for this type of work due to the dry, clean process of cryogenic cleaning.

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The inert nature of dry ice blasting is also important when working in confined spaces, as we have a low explosive risk rating.

Optimum’s highly trained blast crews are all Confined Space Certified along with holding UKPIA/SPA (Petroleum Industry Association) passports.

This means that we are trained in identifying the unique dangers found when working in confined, dangerous locations.

Some confined space work we have carried out includes:

  • Flour storage vessels
  • Flour dry line hoppers
  • Dry Line mixers
  • Vacuum casting machinery
  • Autoclaves
  • De-Waxing Boilers
  • Press Machinery
  • Oil Storage Tanks
  • Bitumen Storage Tanks

We carry equipment that is ATEX rated from zone 0,1,2 to zone 21, 22. This covers us for both gas and dust explosion risk. Our confined space crews also have ‘man out’ safety retractable lanyards and we work in crews of 3, with 3 way radio communicators for each operative.