tank and container cleaning

More than 500,000 tons of chemicals in the form of dangerous goods, basic chemicals, fine chemicals, toxic and explosive substances and more than 250,000 tons of food, feed and non-food products such as raw materials, semi-finished goods and finished products in the form of bulk materials, granules or liquids are transported on Europe's roads railways and waterways every day.

The transport of these goods is carried out in different transport containers, such as tank and silo trucks, ISO tank containers, tank wagons, IBC's and different special containers. Packaged, partially packed and unpacked final foodstuffs are usually transported in temperature-controlled refrigerated trucks, cooling vans or box vehicles.

All transport containers must be cleaned regularly and with high quality and in some cases, particularly for sensitive food or feed, must be reliably disinfected after the cleaning. LOEHRKE supplies for each of these applications complex system solutions, from system planning, approval according to the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) for dangerous goods to turnkey systems that meet all legal European and international requirements.

State-of-the-art tank and
container cleaning systems

for chemical, food, feed and
non-food transport containers

Application areas



Cleaning and disinfection of food transport containers

An estimated 4-5 million food transport containers are used daily in Europe for the transport of sensitive foods. The cleaning and disinfection of transport containers is a particularly demanding task because cross-contaminations with viruses, prions, mildew, mycotoxins, allergens and other contaminants, such as: plastic granules or flakes must be eliminated. For this purpose, LOEHRKE supplies state-of-the-art cleaning systems that do not only meet the legal requirements, but also enables reproducible hygiene results at low cost.




Cleaning and disinfection of feed transport containers

Transport containers for feed require similar elaborate cleaning and disinfection as food transport containers. Here too, cross-contamination with intermediate products and other foreign matter must be eliminated safely.

The modern cleaning systems by LOEHRKE are capable to satisfy all applicable EU regulations and national laws for feed, thereby making it possible for the operator to take a safe and cost-effective approach.



Cleaning and disinfection of non-food transport containers

Transport containers for non-food must be cleaned primarily so that no negative effect is caused on the next cargo. LOEHRKE designs and supplies modern and fully automated cleaning systems that are tailored to the individual needs of the operator. When it comes to the safe and economic cleaning, LOEHRKE is the first choice!



Cleaning of dangerous goods transport containers

The manufacturers of such dangerous goods not only place high demands on the quality of cleaning, but also on the operational and environmental safety of cleaning systems. The of cleaning of dangerous goods transport containers may involve a high degree of risk from residual amounts, which after unloading are still remaining in the transport containers. Therefore, it is important to take these aspects as well as the associated risks adequately into account during the planning, design and building of systems.

Specific requirements from the statutory approval procedures, such as the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG), the Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (TA-Luft), the Indirect Discharge Regulation for the wastewater and the explosion damage protection must be observed and implemented. LOEHRKE has many years of experience and provides for such applications modern and fully automated cleaning systems that are tailored to the legal framework and the individual needs and requirements of the operators.

Jürgen Löhrke GmbH

Siemser Landstr. 127 | 23569 Lübeck

Tel. +49 451 29307-0
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