Confined Space Entry for Tank and Vessel Cleaning

Technology leads the way when it comes to solving the problem of safely and efficiently carrying out the cleaning of vessels and confined space entry. 

Cleaning Managed Remotely or by Human Intervention 

Because of the hazardous nature of confined space entry, we've  developed a range of technologies and methods to safely clean tanks and vessels whether remotely or by human intervention.  Many industries, including the oil and gas sector, have an ongoing need for safe cleaning of tanks and vessels.  When muds, brines, sludges, sand, scale, waxes, sediment and other such deposits need removal, it's often the case that human intervention is still necessary; our trained operatives have access to the most technologically advanced equipment available to do the job.

Highly Trained Operatives and Proven Safety Procedures

Sureclean’s specially trained teams utilise proven procedures to manage the risks associated with tank cleaning and confined space entry for industries both onshore and offshore. Combined with Sureclean’s Safe System of Work, this ensures all projects are safely and successfully completed. 

Investing in Safety

Sureclean has invested heavily in breathing apparatus and equipment to ensure an absolute ‘fail safe’ operational methodology. The integrity of the primary air supply is constantly monitored by the standby man via the purification unit and/or breathing apparatus trolley. In the unlikely event that both of these systems failed the entrant is also equipped with an Escape set to ensure safe exit from the situation. Safety and quality have top priority in everything we do. 

Specialist Confined Space Entry Equipment

An integrated range of specialist equipment has been assembled to maximise efficiency and minimise risk. Sureclean uses the latest technology in gas monitors, including portable multi-gas meters to monitor and display up to four gases simultaneously. Typically the carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S) toxic sensors are used, but these can be changed in the event that a specific risk assessment identifies the potential of an alternative toxic hazard. Added safety features in this system include ultra bright alarm lights and a powerful audible alarm,which coupled with a periodic green flash and bleep provide users with the confidence that monitoring is always in operation and alarms are never missed. In the case of noisy environments vibrating alarms are used.

Our low pressure BA compressor units are used to provide quality, temperature controlled air which is constantly monitored.  The failsafe system provides our operatives with peace of mind as well as comfortable breathing air whilst working on vessel entry operations. 


Tank Management and Safety Support

During a shipyard visit or planned maintenance regime, Sureclean can provide essential support for all contractors who require vessel entry to carry out their workscope.

Sureclean has highly trained tank co-ordinators to enforce permitry controls and manage vessel entry.  Using Safe Systems of Work (SSOW), tank co-ordinators use a point scoring system to ensure that tank entries are controlled at all times and do not clash with simultaneous operations within the vicinity.

Using temporary area gas monitoring equipment, Sureclean can also ensure that an entire installation or vessel is free from hazardous gases for the duration of a project.  Real time gas readings are constantly monitored and recorded by designated tank co-ordinators within the remote permit office and an emergency response team actioned if gas levels exceed the identified 'safe' parameters.


Emergency Response Teams

Sureclean provides Emergency Response Teams (ERT), which are responsible for providing essential safety support during tank entry operations.  Our team are highly trained and competent personnel who have considerable experience working within confined spaces, ensuring the appropriate reaction should an emergency occur.  Associated Rope Access, when required, can also be provided on a subcontract basis.  Combined with our specialist equipment and project specific rescue plans, our teams can provide a professional and comprehensive service.



More Information

For more information or an informal discussion about Confined Space Entry Technologies call Sureclean on +44 (0)1651 869349 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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