Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Perfect Add-On: Tank Washout


A commercial SWD facility accepts waste water and liquid wastes from oil operators. As such large numbers of trucks pass through the facility each day. At the same time, liquid waste is filtered and separated and ultimately injected into a deep reservoir. Often the SWD sells liquids to the industry such as fresh water or heavy brine. The strategic movement of liquids can lead to business opportunities beside the traditional, for example tankers may want to switch from hauling produced salt water to hauling bring back to a producing facility. This cannot be done without a tank wash and some way to process the rinsate. An operator may prohibit handling produced water in a tank just used to haul flow-back without a washout.

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