EWJI Webinar: Non man entry tank and vessel cleaning


The webinar “Non man entry tank and vessel cleaning” was held by EWJI and it was given by Mr. Daniel Devo, from GEROTTO; Mr. Steve Ellis, from STONEAGE;   Mr. Geir Gonsholt-Hansen, from IBKA NORGE  and Mr. Alan Joeseph O’Shea, from BASF.

This webinar was prepared as a result of the meetings of the EWJI Automation Working Subgroup.


Part 1: Presentation

  • What is EWJI?
  • What is the EWJI Automation subgroup?
  • Why do we do this webinar?

Part 2:  Introduction

  • What is the definition of a tank and a vessel?
  • What is the safety hierarchy of control?
  • How the three concerned parties – Asset owner, contractor and manufacturer- are involved in defining cleaning scope, methods and equipment?

Part 3: Cleaning methods

  • How has the evolution from manual to automatic methods been?
    • Manual cleaning
    • 2D and 3D cleaning
    • Semi-automated: crawlers and sweep systems
    • Automated robotic systems
  • What are the pros and cons of each method?
  • What considerations should be taken into account on the pipes and tank peripherals (inlets & outlets)?

Part 4: Questions and comments from participants


Tuesday, September, 21st

15:00 – Start of the webinar

16:00 – End of the webinar 




This webinar took place on the 21st of September.

The video of the full session will be published shortly.