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Industrial Cleanings

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Tank remediation with traditional method and no-man entry

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S.R.S.® (Sludge Recovery System) Technology

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Asbestos Removal and Disposal

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Hydrodynamics and Chemicals Cleanings

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APRIL 2019 Nuova Saimar celebrates 25 years of activity

Our History

Good morning,
my name is Gianfranco Lucchi, Mechanical Engineer, and I am the owner of Nuova Saimar, a company established in 1994 in Ravenna, Italy. Our core business is Industrial Cleaning, especially hydrocarbon storage tank cleaning with no-man entry technologies.
This year Nuova Saimar celebrates 27 years of activity; therefore, we can boast significant experience and expertise.

Nuova Saimar is a family-run company, founded by me and currently managed by my son Stefano, who has been working with me for many years now. In Nuova Saimar are employed six Engineers, five graduates in different fields, around fifty skilled workers, and more than fifteen/twenty seasonal workers, hired during Refineries shutdown periods.

The fields of activities covered by Nuova Saimar are various but all connected with Ecology and Environment, and precisely Industrial Maintenance, including Tank cleaning by using both traditional method and innovative technologies, Industrial Plants Cleaning, Site Remediation, Demolitions, Maintenance, Asbestos Removal, and Waste Management.

Since the beginning of our activity, our core business has been Oil Storage Tank Cleaning.

In the first stage, we used to perform tank cleaning by using the traditional method, which implies the presence of workers inside the tank, with all risks deriving from that. About ten years ago we have realized that manual tank cleaning was too risky for workers, and the risk of major accidents is not tolerated by modern standards anymore. Therefore, we have looked outward and analysed the most modern methods existing in the world.

The method that most stroke our attention or, better, inspired us, was found in Japan, and was called C.O.W., that is Crude Oil Washing. After a short negotiation, we have purchased it and once in Italy we have tailored it to our needs: our engineers have improved and refined it with dozens of enhancements and upgrades, all successful, creating the best possible automatized system.

We gave it the name S.R.S.® (Sludge Recovery System), focusing on the recovery of a significant part of hydrocarbon contained in the sludge.

This technology was immediately welcomed by all the great names of the Oil Storage and Refining field, ENI first, and know that in Italy it is almost mandatory to work with no-man entry methods, the S.R.S.® is the most required by Clients.

As can be easily imagined, all our competitors got themselves with similar methods, but nobody has succeeded until today to manufacture such an efficient and cost-effective machinery.

By using this technology, we aim, first of all, to operate in complete safety, with particular attention to environment and energy-saving: a logical consequence of recovering ninety / ninety-five percent of the hydrocarbon, when in the past we were compelled to dispose of 100% of sludge contained into a tank.

You are welcome to contact us to find engineering tank cleaning solutions for your business

Eng. Gianfranco Lucchi



Social Commitment

Every year Nuova Saimar renews its social commitment by supporting the Telethon Foundation.

An international presence

In recent years Nuova Saimar has also extended its activity in the international field, above all thanks to its SRS® (Sludge Recovery System), a tank remediation system with no-man entry mode based on the COW method, which crushes the foundations inside the tank and dissolves the hydrocarbons contained, mixing the sludge with the same product that generated them. It can work non-stop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The processing takes place in a closed cycle, is safe and ecological, does not involve harmful emissions into the atmosphere, and does not use chemical additives. The S.R.S.® allows you to recover up to 98% of the hydrocarbons contained in the foundations, which are returned to the customer, and the value of the recovered can exceed the cost of the remediation itself.

The combination of the S.R.S.® with the radio-controlled ATEX JOX-I robot, designed to operate in hazardous or inaccessible environments, guarantees our customers the best technology on the market in terms of reliability, safety, health, and environmental sustainability.

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