Non-person entry tank cleaning specialist company Re-Gen Robotics has licensed UK-based industrial fuel services company Eurotank to use its robots for cleaning horizontal and cylindrical tanks in forecourts, and fuel storage tanks.
As part of the deal, Re-Gen has bought a large Ex Zone 0 rated robot from Eurotank, adding to their four bespoke tank cleaning systems already in full-time operation.
‘Over the last two years the company has completed the first worldwide, 100% no man entry tank cleans for oil and gas majors such as Shell, Phillips 66 and Vermilion. We have eliminated over 10,000 hours of CSE in tank cleans performed, leading to a major reduction in both accidents and health and safety incidents in its sector,’ says Fintan Duffy, managing director of Re-Gen Robotics.
‘This is where our focus will remain, so we looked for a company that could operate our small robot in forecourts and fuel storage tanks. Eurotank are specialists in this field, their dedicated teams located throughout the UK have extensive experience inspecting and cleaning underground fuel systems, so the arrangement was a perfect fit for them.’
Re-Gen was recently awarded a patent for its robotic tank cleaning solution, and is the sole authorised provider of the technology in the UK.