FTC-NME (Fuel Tank Cleaning - No Man Entry)
The certified ATEX system created by Gerotto Federico S.r.l. for cleaning the inner surfaces of dangerous and confined spaces, such as fuel tanks.
Underground fuel tanks need periodic maintenance for cleaning the internal surfaces from material sediment and encrustations. This extremely dangerous operation is often carried out by personnel directly lowered in the tank and exposed to the evident risk of explosions or toxic gas exhalations.
Gerotto Federico S.r.l. has studied and designed a specific product to completely avoid human presence in such difficult situations: FTC-NME (Fuel Tank Cleaning - No Man Entry) is a remote controlled, pneumatic mini robot, equipped with upper rotating nozzles that can be pointed laterally or frontally and spray high pressure water or chemical products to clean the inner surfaces of the tanks.
FTC-NME is ATEX Zone 0 certified (suitable for areas where the explosive atmosphere is present for more than 1000 hours/year) and can be connected to Suction Excavators, Vacuum Trucks and Industrial Aspirators. It works by high pressure washing, oil and liquid suction and by the emission of chemical products for the removal of residual oil.
The current version features:
■ Power pack for moving the robot and control working parameters.
■ Explosion proof touch-screen monitor connected to an explosion proof camera to allow the operator to remotely control the robot.
■ Rubber tracks to climb over obstacles, such as the reinforcement elements inside the tank.
■ High pressure nozzles placed on the upper part of the machine, to wash the internal surfaces, and in the lower part to clean floor in front of the suction mouth.
■ Suction mouth to collect the effluent and transfer it to the aspirating machine.