IMO Product Catalogue

CARGO TANK CLEANERS

TANKSHINE IMO

REMOVAL OF WHITE RESIDUES & STAINS FROM TANK COATINGS

 

• Very effective on removing the white residues and stains from tank coatings.

• Suitable for cleaning pipe lines and tanks from rust and light stains.

• Excellent surface brightener.

• Cleans and passivates ferrous metal surfaces, inhibits further corrosion, and gives a base where paint will adhere.

• Removes tarnish from non-ferrous metals.

• Highly concentrated; very economic and easy to use.

• Solvent free, non-flammable.

• Comprises biodegradable surfactants.

• IMO-approved, minimizing environmental concerns.

 

 

DESCRIPTION

TANKSHINE is a liquid detergent based on phosphoric acid and surfactants, all in a highly concentrated blend. It is an excellent surface brightener and effectively removes the white residues and stains that remain on tank coatings from fatty acids, such as stearin, olein, palm oil etc., as well as the excess caustic soda residues after having washed with a highly alkaline cleaner. 

It can also be used to clean pipe lines and tanks from rust and light stains.

TANKSHINE is IMO-approved. Only cleaners registered in Annex10 of IMO’s MEPC.2/ Circular can be used and disposed of at sea for cargo tank cleaning, when the cargo residue slops are disposable at sea. Its composition meets the criteria for not being harmful to the marine environment according to MARPOL Annex V.

 

 

APPLICATION

Use TANKSHINE on stained or corroded tank surfaces, pipes and metal surfaces of all kinds.

Note: Do not use on surfaces coated with Zinc Silicate coatings.

Please refer to “CHEMO TANK CLEANING SOLUTIONS” Brochure, which summarizes the solutions that CHEMO offers for tackling a variety of contamination and deposit problems.

 

 

USE AND DOSING

Instructions are based on experience and are meant only as a guide since circumstances for each tank cleaning operation vary. They are not intended to interfere with the judgment of the vessel’s responsible personnel.

TANKSHINE should be diluted before using. Due to its acidic nature, always add TANKSHINE to water, never the reverse. Before using, operators must always consult the safety instructions and wear the appropriate safety equipment.

It is highly recommended to remove dirt, rust flakes and heavily contamination of oils and fats before applying chemicals.


Tank cleaning:

The most economical method of using TANKSHINE is by recirculation, using tank cleaning machines or direct injection. The solution should have a strength of approximately 2–5% in preferably fresh water, depending on the extent of contamination. For severely soiled surfaces, use stronger solutions. If possible, heat the cleaning solution up to 50°C. Recirculate or inject until residue is removed and rinse off.


Removal of rust stains on painted surfaces:
Use a solution of 8-25% and rinse off with water 15-20 minutes after application.


Severely corroded surfaces and pickling of welding repairs:
Use a solution of 50%, but up to neat may be required.

 

 

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Product Code: 501107


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