Enhancing Oil Storage Efficiency: PT Matic’s Tank Cleaning Case Study


At PT Matic, we are proud to have recently completed a significant environmental management project, which involved the comprehensive cleaning of 10 fuel oil tanks at a specialised facility in the fuel storage sector. This project demonstrates our dedication to maintaining stringent environmental standards and ensuring operational efficiency across various industrial settings.

Project Overview

  • Client: Private Firm in the Fuel Storage Sector
  • Objective: To maintain operational capacity and adhere to environmental standards through meticulous cleaning and effective waste management of the facility’s fuel storage tanks.
  • Scope: This extensive project included the cleaning of 10 fuel oil tanks along with the processing of 500 tonnes of oily bottom stock and associated wash waters.


Several distinct challenges emerged during the project, requiring careful planning and robust execution strategies:

  1. Complex Logistics: The logistics involved in cleaning multiple tanks within a specialised fuel storage facility demanded detailed planning, particularly in safely transporting and managing significant volumes of hazardous materials.
  2. Environmental Compliance: Ensuring compliance with strict environmental regulations was essential for the appropriate disposal of oily residues and contaminated waters, crucial in the context of the sensitive environments associated with fuel storage.
  3. Safety Concerns: Implementing comprehensive safety measures was vital to ensure the protection of our workforce who were handling hazardous materials and performing tasks within confined spaces of the tanks.

Solutions Implemented

To navigate these challenges effectively, we implemented a range of strategic measures:

  • Advanced Cleaning Techniques: We employed high-pressure water jets and automated tank cleaning machines to ensure a thorough and efficient cleaning process. This technology proved particularly effective in removing sludge and residues that manual methods could miss, thus optimising the cleaning efficacy.
  • Waste Treatment Processes: The oily waste was processed using advanced techniques such as centrifugation and thermal desorption. These processes significantly reduced the volume of waste needing disposal and ensured the environmentally responsible handling of all materials.
  • Safety Protocols: We enforced a rigorous set of safety protocols throughout the project. Continuous monitoring and regular training sessions were held to ensure that all operations were conducted safely and in compliance with the highest industry standards.


The project was successfully completed within the planned eight-week timeframe, meeting all deadlines and compliance requirements:

  • Environmental Compliance: We achieved 100% compliance with environmental regulations, which supported the sustainability goals of the fuel storage facility and minimised any potential ecological impact.
  • Restoration of Capacity: Our cleaning efforts effectively restored the tanks to their maximum operational capacity, thus enhancing the overall efficiency and productivity of the facility’s fuel storage capabilities.
  • Waste Management: The meticulous processing of oily residues and wash waters significantly minimised the environmental impact. This showcased our capability in managing complex waste management tasks and emphasised our commitment to sustainable practices.

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This project highlights PT Matic’s role as a leader in sustainable waste management within the industrial sector. By adhering to strict environmental and safety standards, our team supports not only the operational and environmental objectives of our clients but also contributes to broader sustainability efforts. This project has reinforced PT Matic’s commitment to providing industry-leading solutions that ensure environmental integrity and operational efficiency in any setting. Through our efforts, we continue to uphold our reputation as a trusted partner in environmental management, demonstrating our ability to adapt and deliver results in the challenging and essential field of fuel storage.