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12 BULKDISTRIBUTOR Depot Services November / December 2021

12 BULKDISTRIBUTOR Depot Services November / December 2021

In its long history the Zimmermann group has developed into an international processor of a variety of waste flows . With over 450 employees spread over eight locations , Zimmermann offers a wide range of solutions . The construction of a tank cleaning and IBC cleaning facility has enabled Zimmerman to add new services . At the site in Bitterfeld , Germany , nonflammable liquid waste materials are handled in a physical-chemical treatment facility . These substances are delivered by road tankers , and cleaning these heavily polluted tanks is not easy . This resulted in the plan for a modern tank cleaning system for handling self-owned and third party vehicles . The existing wash hall for exterior cleaning was converted by Gröninger into a tank cleaning bay . All cleaning technology is situated in three technical containers . Tanks can be cleaned with 50 to 150 bar , hot water up to 95degC and with a choice of three different cleaning chemicals . Besides the high pressure equipment the scope of delivery included an air purification system with gas scrubber and active carbon filters . A separate stainless steel booth was built for cleaning IBCs . The IBCs are turned upside down by using a smart lifting mechanism and are easily cleaned and drained using this technique . In Bulgaria , Gröninger has also kitted out what is said to be the first professional tank cleaning station in the country ’ s capital city , Sofia . Designed to meet the latest requirements in the market , the Uventrans depot is now officially open and fully functional . The site has two cleaning bays working in alternate mode , steam options and offers many other cleaning related

Gröninger keeps busy

At Van Moer Gröninger supplied new pump sets and a new PLC control system including data logging
services . The shiny building and the smoothly run cleaning operations hide the story of setbacks and perseverance . But , after a process of more than four years all permit issues have been overcome , and Uven Tank Cleaning station has now been SQAS assessed , is allowed to provide ECDs and is Kosher certified , setting a new tank cleaning standard in Bulgaria . Back in 2004 Van Moer Logistics started cleaning tank containers and bulk trailers in
Melsele . In 2008 , when the head office in Zwijndrecht opened , Van Moer expanded the services for bulk and tank logistics . Finally , Van Moer , in Zwijndrecht , Belgium , invested in an upgrade of its system , bring in state-of – the-art technology to ‘ future proof ’ operations . Since the start of 2021 Van Moer ’ s existing cleaning system has been running at capacity , and the decision was taken not only to renovate the cleaning plant , but also to expand it with more
At Zimmermann Gröninger ’ s cleaning technology is situated in three technical containers
Gröninger kitted out the first professional tank cleaning station in Sofia , owned by Uventrans
capacity on five bays for chemicals , one for food and two for bulkers . Gröninger participated in the project by supplying new pump sets and a complete new PLC control system including data logging . To kick-off the process , Van Moer took delivery from Gröninger of a circulation unit for cleaning ( synthetic ) resins and latex .
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LPW Tankwash ’ s new Manchester site caters for a wide range of foodgrade products

LPW ’ s Manchester move

new foodgrade cleaning station has 9001 \ 2015 certified washes .

A been opened by LPW Group in central This site adds to LPW ’ s existing network of Manchester , UK . national site locations , including Purfleet and Situated next to major motorway links , the LPW Avonmouth . Tankwash site introduces a new and accessible Gary Moon , managing director of LPW Tankwash , facility for the city and surrounding networks . said : “ We are delighted to open our brand new Equipped with the latest technology and

Manchester tank cleaning facility . From initial equipment , the site provides a specialist cleaning planning to building developments , we have and sanitisation service for road tankers , tank committed these last few months to create a stateof-the-art site to suit our customers ’ requirements containers , and all other intermodal equipment . The complete pressurised tank washes can clean a in Central Manchester and the surrounding areas . range of food substances including : edible oils ; “ From speaking and listening to our existing sugars ; chocolate ; flour ; juices , and dairy products . customers across the UK , it became apparent that As a dedicated food grade tankwash , no chemical an accessible location in Manchester was needed . cleaning takes place on the site , meaning the The latest LPW Tankwash site is in answer to this possibility of cross-contamination is significantly need , and will provide an accessible , convenient , reduced . and professional service for drivers .” Seals necessary to comply with stringent food LPW Tankwash forms a part of the wider LPW safety regulations are provided by the on-site team . Group , which specialises in commercial vehicle and Services include : foodgrade tank washing , IBC building cleaning . cleaning , steam heating , sanitisation , air-filtered blow drying , hose and flex cleaning , and ISO www . lpweurope . com