FAQs

Safety is the main key benefit of using Re-Gen Robotics.  Our tank cleaning solutions have clear advantages for tank terminals, including a reduction in paperwork and permits and no requirement for capital outlay like standby rescue teams, or in-house robot operators.

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Yes. Our tank cleaning process is 100% no man entry.

The protection of personnel is our primary focus, which is why a human presence in the confined storage area is not needed at any point during our cleaning process.

Our technical operator remains a safe distance away in the Zone 1 control unit where activity can be monitored through a series of ATEX cameras fixed to the robot inside the tank. Our second crew member remains in the jet/vac tanker, to operate the access cranes via remote control, and to control the suction and jetting pressures feeding the robotic equipment.

No. As there’s never a need for a human presence in the confined storage container during the cleaning process, Re-Gen Robotics is classed as a medium risk contractor.

No. As there’s never a need for a human presence in the confined storage container during the cleaning process, there is no requirement for a standby CSE rescue team.

Yes. Re-Gen Robotics is the world leader in fully compliant, ex zone 0 rated, no-man entry ATEX tank cleaning robotics.

From arrival on site, to the robot entering the tank will take approximately four hours.

We would usually allow two/three days to clean a 30m diameter white oil tank.

Yes. Our specialised equipment is designed to operate around tank legs and furniture.  Our forward and rear facing ATEX cameras ensure we can see the location of any obstacles.

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We have a variety of tracks to maneuver on steel/lined/concrete floors.  Magnetic tracks can be used on slippery steel and lined surfaces.

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Of course. Our explosion-proof robots are designed to operate in even the most inhospitable environments.

Each one has an auger system capable of breaking down heavy sludge without using water, meaning that it produces less waste. This sludge is extracted by an ADR-certified jet vac tanker, with an impressive 4,800 C/ m3 per hour vacuum capacity.

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Yes. Our offset suction head is a low-profile tool, allowing it to access underneath pipes and remove waste from below heating coils. It can also operate offset on the left, right, and straight-ahead positions.

This tool alone can decrease tank cleaning time by a remarkable 10-12%.

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It can. The entire robot, CCTV, and lighting system are waterproof.

Yes. In the event of a mechanical failure, our robots can easily be retrieved via their umbilical cords, using our self-contained cranage system.

No. There’s no need to spade the valves on tanks. On average, removing the need to do this saves two staff members a full day’s work.

No. We supply the complete system to clean your tank - no scaffolding, cranage, or vacuum/jetting is needed.

Our smaller robots are suitable for use on more compact sites, underground fuel storage tanks, and containers and can move through a 450mm entry hatch, ideal for use in petrol forecourts, interceptors, and process tanks.

Our larger robots can clean the biggest oil tank sizes in the world with no hassle, whether they’re tackling heavy fuel oil, crude oil, or sludge.

They fit through a standard 600mm entry hatch via an extending ramp and can de-sludge, wash, and clean large-scale fixed roof and floating roof tanks.

Yes. Our smaller robots can move through a 450mm entry hatch, ideal for use on horizontal / underground storage tanks in settings like petrol forecourts, along with interceptors and process tanks.

Yes. Our most recent award for safety was presented in March 2020, when we lifted the ‘Safety Technology Award’ at the Global Tank Storage Awards in Rotterdam.

Our tank cleaning technology was internationally recognised as innovative and world-leading, improving safety and efficiency, and reducing costs across the board.

We also received an award for ‘Explosion Proof Robotic Tank Cleaning Technology’ in the category of PPTex Innovation at the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence.

Yes. The entire tank cleaning operation is recorded on CCTV from the ATEX cameras, and will be available by email or a USB drive once work is complete. All files are date and time stamped for auditing purposes.

A record of gas detection readings is also issued on completion of each vessel cleaning, produced automatically by the onboard gas monitoring equipment.

Our intelligent onboard truck telemetry system allows us to collect telemetry data that can then be aggregated and analysed, in order to optimise the cleaning process.

The combination unit also provides real-time information on all key parameters which is fully accessible for clients to evaluate. Information includes:

  • Waste generation
  • Hours worked per day
  • Water consumption
  • Jetting pressures

Yes. Our fully contained systems, including ADR jet/vac tanker, cranage, and robotics, are capable of travelling to anywhere within both the UK, and Europe. 

Please email info@regenrobotics.com or call us on +44 28 300 50 800 to request your free quotation today. Our team will be happy to discuss options and prices, with no obligation.

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