The system works 24 hours a day. The tank contents are drawn from the import/export lines and recirculated at a rate of 1320 gallons/minute. The liquefied sludge material is run through a heat exchanger, over the shell of the tank to the Fluidic Nozzle keeping the roof suspended or floating above the liquid.
The large sludge banks are diluted using 6-7 bar of pressure with the roof floating, eliminating the need for nitrogen blanketing and minimizing hydrocarbon emissions. The recirculating system allows Tradebe to remove large banks of sludge before the roof reaches the bottom or lands on the sludge banks.