Cleaning for re-use – It couldn’t be simpler
Modern-day environmental protection requires a sustainable approach to raw materials and resources. This also means that containers and drums deployed in the chemical industry should be reused. For many years now we have been successfully providing a cleaning service for our customers at our site in Leverkusen.
The environmentally sound cleaning of containers brings a variety of benefits
The cleanliness of the containers used is crucial when producing and transporting chemicals. The slightest contamination – caused by reusing a container for example – is generally enough to make the stored substance completely unusable. This is why thorough container cleaning is essential in the chemical industry. And it also offers further advantages, such as
- reduced hazards to the environment
- avoidance of waste
- conservation of raw materials
- reduction of costs
What type of containers can we clean for you?
We operatea high-performance facility for cleaning transport containers for chemical products. The Leverkusen plant is designed for large containers and cleans approximately 6,000 containers every year.
- road tankers
- rail tankers
- ISO containers
- truck containers
- sedimentation tanks
- cubic tank containers/intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)
Container cleaning: Full steam ahead for drums and large containers
The cleaning process for large containers in Leverkusen is precisely tailored to the type of container/chemical residue and ranges from washing with water or detergent through to spraying with water at a range of different pressures (5 to 2,000 bar) or evaporation processes and drying. A thorough final control rounds off the comprehensive cleaning program.
At our cleaning plant the wastewater and cleaning agents are safely fed into our own treatment and incineration plants, again ensuring environmentally sound disposal. This also applies to any residue from containers that need to be emptied prior to cleaning.