To help break up and resuspend the solids, it helps to have heat as well as a diluent. A typical temperature might be 140°F (60 °C), but depends on the flash point of the diluent. The diluent might be the product itself, or could be a compatible cutter stock such as diesel, VGO, LCO, etc.
Absolutely! We believe the real value of the Twister is unlocked when Twisters are permanently installed on a tank, allowing “Online Tank Cleaning"...allowing the tank to remain in service….and not just a conventional offline tank cleaning. The Twister is a unique technology that provides a proactive ability to manage the sludge problem, with the tank
A specific pump recommendation can be made for your application. In general, a self-priming high head centrifugal pump from 6” x 4” up to 10” x 8”, powered by 400 – 550 HP, and capable of 1000-2200 gpm (227-500 m3/hr) at 150 psi (10 bar) is adequate.
Again, it depends on the product, sludge level, heat, chemistry, and diluents, but often 48 hours of circulation is adequate to refluidize the solids.