Temporary storage of the recovered oil and its transportation is an integral part of oil spill cleanup process.
Since recovered oil usually contains big amounts of water and debris, pretty large intermediate storage space is required.
When oil is recovered from water, the storage containers may be ship’s tanks, barges or floating flexible tanks. On-shore containers may be rigid or flexible tanks, as well as drums and even bags in case of small spills.
Flexible storage tanks are usually made with use of metal frame and flexible plastics material, and available in a wide range of volumes. The advantages of these containers are relatively low cost and a small space before assembling. Limitation is not very high strength.
Rigid tanks are stronger than flexible storage containers but have higher cost and require more time and labor for assembling.
Pillow tanks are constructed from strong heavy flexible polymer materials and may be placed on land, ships, barges, etc.
Towable flexible tanks are made as well from strong flexible polymers and used for temporary storage and transportation of oil recovered on water.
INKAS® Environmental Protection Ltd can supply a range of containers for storage and transportation of oil and oil products.