Specialist in naval sanitation since 1991

Cleaning : Domestic Fuel tanks


Domestic fuel tanks are favourable to the development of microorganisms. Indeed, bacteria and fungi may develop and multiply, especially when water is present. (Condensation phenomenon).


Cleaning domestic fuel tank

With time, bacteria and fungi create impurities buildups at the bottom of the tank and lead to gelatinous sediments (sludge).
Sediment can be the source of many problems : obstruction of suction strainers, filters, deterioration of the booster pump, nozzles

That’s why tanks need special maintenance.
Cleaning enables to avoid these problems and to check the condition of the bottom of the tank (corrosion).

The cleaning of the fuel tanks requires a high level of training and skills.

To do so, our technicians are properly trained and apply strict cleaning procedure and safety protocols.

Our procedure is based on high-pressure cleaning by using industrial degreaser, drying of the tank, and fuel return by centrifugation / filtration.

We use high-tech equipment, in compliance with the regulation, gas detector (gas free test), ATEX gear (explosive environment), breathing devices, dry suits, 24V lamps, etc.

The waste from cleaning is collected and transported to an authorised treatment centre. A waste tracking slip is issued so as to ensure its traceability.

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Regarded as hazardous and subject to ADR (Road Transportation of Hazardous Materials), this waste is a risk for man and for the environment. That’s why the collection, storage and treatment of the waste must be entrusted to qualified and skilled professional technicians.
Link to ADR details here.

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International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)

Adoption: 1973 (Convention), 1978 (1978 Protocol), 1997 (Protocol - Annex VI); Entry into force: 2 October 1983 (Annexes I and II).

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.

The Convention includes regulations aimed at preventing and minimizing pollution from ships - both accidental pollution and that from routine operations - and currently includes six technical Annexes. Special Areas with strict controls on operational discharges are included in most Annexes.