Services Rendered by Stolthaven Santos
Within the storage activity, we also offer to our customers, the following services:
During the procedures of operation and maintenance of the storage tanks there is the generation of some liquid waste that is potentially hazardous and if handled improperly, can cause environmental and human damage.
Stolthaven maintains a Hazardous Waste Management Program that seeks total control of the environmental aspects involved in their activities.
The management of waste generated in a liquid storage terminal should be undertaken to ensure that their qualitative variations are fully understood and managed.
Based on this reality Stolthaven develops models for environmental management unique needs for each client, which seeks to minimize waste volumes generated and the definition of the best technologies – treatment, disposal, destruction – applied with focus on continuous improvement of its processes and services.
It includes the whole adaptation process for reception of the products in the carbon steel, stainless steel and/or internally coated tanks rented by the Customer in agreement with the necessary specifications and the tests that will be made by the Independent Surveyor, hired for that purpose.
Truck Load & Unload
It represents a great part of the activities during the storage process. In agreement with each Customer’s need, Stolthaven unloads the products stored in our tanks directly to trucks through the loading racks, or unloads products coming in tank trucks to our storage tanks.
This stage includes the removal of the non pumpable liquid from the lines, resulting from the ship loading/unloading operations through a device with four polyurethane rings denominated operationally as “pig”, that it is moved through the piping with nitrogen pressure.
This operation is also made with foam pigs in the process of line cleaning. In order for that operation denominated “pigging” to be possible, the piping from the dock to the entrance of the tanks were built with curves in long ray, facilitating the passage of the pig.
Stolthaven possesses an area with piping originating from of all of the tanks making it possible the drumming of the products. That area this equipped with a digital electronic scale and a rolling mat to facilitate and expedite this operation.
When requested by the Customer, or by any internal need, Stolthaven can make the transfer of products from one or more tanks to other and vice versa.
For products that request heating for the maintenance of the product in the liquid state, quality control, improvement of the fluidity and other purposes, Stolthaven Santos has tanks with coils with digital and mechanical indication of temperature and tanks and lines with electric line with temperature control system totally automated and monitored by Qualified Operators.
Stolthaven gauges physically the tanks everyday and makes the information available regarding the amounts stored and moved through the tanks. For that operation, Stolthaven has trained and qualified personnel, tanks with radar systems, electronic and manual tape gauges and a computerized system for the generation of the inventory reports.
Invoice Emission/Fiscal Control
In case the customer needs, we have means to directly issue invoices from their systems (as it already happens in some cases), totally on-line.