Historically, railroad tank cars have been cleaned using complex and expensive equipment, an assortment of chemicals and personnel entry. Entering this confined space is very hazardous and requires supplied air. The duration for cleaning railcars containing heavy oil, crude, asphalt, etc. is a several day process. These cleaning procedures also produce significant amounts of effluent, which add costs related to disposal.
BioChem Systems offers two innovative railcar cleaning alternatives that dramatically decrease cleaning time and do not require personnel entry. Both cleaning applications use readily available equipment along with BioChem’s proprietary formulated tank cleaning chemistry, VPRX and RailX. Utilizing BioChem’s tank car cleaning process will dramatically increase throughput and enable tank car cleaning to become a revenue stream for companies versus a cost center, in addition to creating a much safer working environment.