Especially formulated for tank cleaning for removing bunker ‘C’ and other petroleum based products soften up / remove baked on drying oils. It can be use for gasfreeing of double bottom, deep and fuel oil tanks, crude and refined mineral oil cargo tanks. It is a highly concentrated solvent base emulsifier product with an exceptional solvency power on soil & oily matter . It can be effectively used to clean without leaving any traces. petroleum from cargo tanks, tank tops, decks and bilges. Very Effective on very heavy soiling, emulsifies crude and other oils of any density (Bunker C).
Directions for Use and Dose Rates: RXSOL-20-2014-025 is specially formulated for cleaning double bottom, deep and wing tanks etc, used for fuel oils. It can also be used for local cleaning and degreasing of engine rooms and on deck.
Soak Method: for heavy soil put parts into undiluted RXSOL-20-2014-025, for general soiling use a solution of 10-30% RXSOL-20-2014-025 in water. Parts should be soaked for at least 30 minutes before washing off with water.
Spraying Method: Use neat RXSOL-20-2014-025 over all soiled areas. Allow 10-20 minutes for reaction , then rinse with high pressure water hose., Scrubbing will assist the cleaning operation for stubborn deposits.
Rock and Roll Method: Recommended time to clean and gas-free under normal circumstances would be 3-6 days ,for cleaning of double bottom tanks at sea.
1.First of all heat the remaining oil in tanks .
2.By stripping constantly. flush the tank with sea water,
3.Close all suction and discharge valves .
4.1stDose Fill the tanks by ½ to 1 litre RXSOL-20-2014-025 per tone of water through pipe or manhole, for 75-80% of capacity of tank to be cleaned.
5.Then fill tank to 25% capacity with sea water, raise the temperature up to 60°C maximum, and maintain this temperature for 24 hours.
6.Top up tank to 75-80% capacity with sea water, continue to heat for 48 to 72 hours.
7.Discharge and strip tank. Fill to 50-60% capacity with sea water and allow 2 hours rinsing time.
8.Discharge tank and strip, flushing tank with sea water for 2 hours,stripping continuously. When completed, inspect tank to ascertain if second cleaning is required. If so:
9.For completion add second dose of RXSOL-20-2014-025, fill tank with sea water 75-80% capacity and raise the temperature to 60°C maximum. Maintain this for 48 to 72 hours. And recirculate the solution .
10.Discharge and strip tank, flush with sea water, stripping continuously for 2 hours.
11.To gas-free, fill tank with sea water to overflow through vents and sounding pipes, discharge and strip completely
Tank must be cleaned with high pressure warm water is highly recommended since large deposits of oil or other residues in the to ensure an effective cleaning operation. Best results are achieved in temperatures between 60 to 80°C.
For Cleaning of bunker ‘C’ and other petroleum based products and drying oils. It can be effectively used to clean without leaving any traces. petroleum from cargo tanks, tank tops, decks and bilges. Very Effective on very heavy soiling, emulsifies crude and other oils of any density (Bunker C).
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