Would Crude Oil Washing be used to clean Bunker Oil?

COW, Crude oil compared to Bunker Oil.

5 Responses to “Would Crude Oil Washing be used to clean Bunker Oil?”

  1. Imaka Says:

    If there has been a spill of bunker oil into the ocean or along the coastline, usually the first measure is to contain it, and then to skim it up, vacuum it up, or absorb it. If it is on rocks on the shoreline it is often sprayed off the rocks and then picked up. These links give more information.

  2. mainsailorus Says:

    Crude oil washing is a method of cleaning cargo tanks, not for cleaning the actual crude oil.

  3. tom Says:

    Crude Oil Washing (COW) equipment is not usually fitted to fuel tanks. It is used to improve cargo discharges.

  4. robert h Says:

    Crude oil washing is a method of cleaning heavy paraffin from cargo tanks on an oil tanker that carries crude oil by using heated cargo oil to clean them as the tanks are pumped out. This is used primarily on large tankers that carry the same product on the next voyage. If the tanker will carry a different product on the next voyage the tanks must be cleaned using a butterworth system after the crude oil wash. A butterworth system uses heated water pumped through pressure nozzles. There are two types of butterworth systems, fixed and portable. On tankers the cargo oil tanks are segregated from the ships bunker or fuel tanks so the crude oil wash system would not be used to clean bunker oil tanks.

  5. Dave M Says:

    NO…not ever…not a chance.