Tank Cleaning for Refineries by Clean Fuels

Refineries are one the biggest industries served by Clean Fuels Associates Inc. for tank cleaning purposes. Due to changing fuel formulas, the need to remove sludge from tank interiors is essential. Fuels with Ethanol blends can cause microbial contamination.

Clogging filters, fuel contamination, and slower pumping times are the results of improperly maintained tanks. This results in costly downtime and frequent filter changes. Utilizing our proprietary cleaning methods will significantly reduce your overall operating cost.

Crude oil sludge consists of 67% oil, 25% solids, and 8% water. This thick substance collects at the bottom of oil tanks in refineries and tank farms. It causes multiple issues, including discharge line blockages and reduced storage capacity. Regular oil tank cleaning and sludge removal procedures are necessary to maximize storage capacity and prevent blockages and accelerated corrosion. Each cleaning helps you effectively remove sludge and other oil contaminants that include:


  • Water
  • Sand and Dirt
  • Salts and Scale
  • Waxes
  • Asphaltene and Inorganic Substances

Why Clean Oil Storage Tanks?

Having Clean Fuels Associates Inc. clean your oil storage tanks will provide the following benefits:

  • Repair Leaks
  • Recover Storage Capacity
  • Eliminate Crude Unit Upsets
  • Floating Roof Seal Replacement
  • Coat the Floor
  • Inspection

Tank Cleaning for Refineries by Clean Fuels Associates Inc.


As an industry leader, Clean Fuels Associates Inc. performs a thorough cleaning process for each of the customers. Prior to cleaning tanks at a refinery, all the remaining fuel is removed via a vacuum truck. All drop tubes are removed and a suction hose connected to the vacuum truck is placed at the lower end of the tank.

A Proprietary 3-D nozzle is then positioned to clean 360 degrees. This process is done through all the fill openings. After that, a video inspection is performed to ensure that the cleaned tank meets or exceeds the customer’s requirements. The fuel is filtered back into the tank and returned to the customer- clean and prepared for filling.

Reliable Industry Leader in Fuel Tank Maintenance

Clean Fuels Associates Inc. leads the fuel tank maintenance and supplies business in using equipment that surpasses OSHA standards, as well as DOT and EPA regulations. This allows our clients to rest easy, knowing that our service programs meet regulatory compliance, and federal and state legislation.

As a dependable source for fuel disposal services, we have the expertise and tools to deal with Class 3 hazardous wastes, such as gasoline, diesel, and jet propulsion fuel. Our vac truck pump-off capabilities enable us to provide emergency spill containment in addition to addressing Class 3 hazardous wastes.

Call us today at 844-694-3230 from anywhere in MichiganNew Hampshire, Rhode IslandSouth CarolinaWest Virginia, or any of our other service areas to find out which Clean Fuels fuel tank maintenance services will best meet your needs.

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