Plant strip out – Kent

When a multinational company needed tanks, which were no longer used in their production removed they trusted 1st Industrial and Commercial to carry out the task.

Plant strip out

Two months, Kent

When an Ink production plant in Kent changed their production method they required the holding tanks and various plant to be decommissioned and striped out so they turned to 1st Industrial and Commercial.

The 1st Industrial and Commercial team removed the dangerous and corrosive chemicals from the tanks, then safely disposed of them. The tanks were then cleaned, cut up and removed using specialist cold cutting equipment, fork-trucks and cranes. The tanks and plant were then split between recycling and reuse at other sites. All this took place just metres from a live production line.

The project took two months to complete and 1st Industrial and Commercial continues to have a working relationship with the organisation.

Key aspects of the process

  • Chemical disposal
  • Tank cleaning
  • Tank and plant strip out
  • Recycling and reuse of key components to other sites 

Particular kit used

  • Specialist tank cleaning equipment
  • Fork-trucks
  • Cranes

Ensuring there was no interruption to our production was vital to this project. Despite the challenges, 1st Industrial and Commercial did just this. They completed the project safely, on time and without any problems. We were so impressed that we have already asked 1st Industrial and Commercial to work on another project for us. We look forward to a long partnership.

Kevin Sharpe, Project Engineer

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