After a period of time, sediment and oil film accumulate at the bottom of oil storage tanks. To replace the time consuming and inefficient traditional manual method of removing this sludge, a self-contained truck-mounted cleaning system can be developed containing a vacuum and a high pressure pump. With this system only one man enters the tank to handle the clean-up. A suitable high pressure pump operating at 21 lpm, 210 bar, complete with an unloader, and a nozzle blasts the inside surfaces of the tank, cleaning to the bare metal. This system also contains its own water supply and chemical feeder for the cleanup. Once the tank surfaces are cleaned, a rotary vacuum pump sucks the sludge and water from the oil tank into the holding tank on the truck.
The “Super Sucker” has a compact pump drive unit with water and hydraulic controls conveniently mounted behind the cab of the truck for easy monitoring of the operation.