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The global industrial tank cleaning market was valued at US$ 1.32 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach US$ 1.64 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 3.1% from 2023 to 2030. The market growth is attributed to the increasing demand for tank cleaning services in various industries, including oil and gas, chemicals, food and beverages, and others, to maintain hygiene and safety standards. The report also notes that the Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness significant growth in the market due to the increasing industrialization and infrastructure development in the region.

Industrial Tank Cleaning market Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest share of the market in 2022 due to the presence of a significant number of oil refineries and chemical plants in the region, which require regular tank cleaning to maintain safety and hygiene standards. The demand for tank cleaning services is also driven by stringent government regulations for environmental safety.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the highest growth rate in the market during the forecast period due to rapid industrialization and infrastructure development in countries such as China, India, and Japan. The increasing demand for oil and gas, chemicals, and food and beverages in the region is expected to boost the demand for tank cleaning services.

Europe is also a significant market for industrial tank cleaning due to the presence of several chemical and pharmaceutical companies in the region. The Middle East & Africa and South America are expected to witness moderate growth rates in the market due to the increasing demand for oil and gas in these regions.

Figure 1. Global Industrial Tank Cleaning Market Share (%), by Region, 2023

 | Coherent Market Insights

Industrial Tank Cleaning market Drivers:

  1. Stringent government regulations: Governments worldwide have implemented stringent regulations related to environmental safety and workplace hygiene, which require companies to maintain their tanks in a clean and safe condition. This has resulted in a significant demand for industrial tank cleaning services.
  2. Increasing demand for oil and gas: The growing demand for oil and gas across the world has led to an increase in the number of refineries and storage tanks, which require regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure safety and prevent contamination.
  3. Growing chemical and pharmaceutical industries: The chemical and pharmaceutical industries require clean and safe tanks for the storage and transportation of their products. This has led to an increase in the demand for industrial tank cleaning services.
  4. Focus on workplace safety: Workplace safety is a top priority for companies in various industries. Regular cleaning and maintenance of tanks help prevent accidents and ensure workplace safety, which has increased the demand for industrial tank cleaning services.

Industrial Tank Cleaning market Opportunities:

  1. Expansion into emerging markets: Emerging markets such as India, China, and Brazil have a high demand for industrial tank cleaning services due to their growing industrialization and infrastructure development. Companies can expand into these markets and tap into this demand.
  2. Diversification of services: Industrial tank cleaning companies can diversify their services to include other industrial cleaning services, such as HVAC cleaning, duct cleaning, and industrial vacuuming. This can help companies increase their revenue and customer base.
  3. Adoption of new technologies: Companies can adopt new technologies such as robotics, automation, and remote tank cleaning to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their cleaning services. This can help companies reduce costs and improve their competitiveness in the market.
  4. Strategic partnerships and collaborations: Companies can form strategic partnerships and collaborations with other companies in the industry to expand their reach and provide comprehensive cleaning solutions to customers.

Industrial Tank Cleaning Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 1.32 Bn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 3.1% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 1.64 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa:  GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Type Of Tank: Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs), Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), Tank Trucks, Railcars, ISO Containers
  • By Mode Of Operation: Manual Cleaning, Automated Cleaning, Semi-Automated Cleaning
  • By Service Type: Wet Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Chemical Cleaning, Vacuum Cleaning
  • By End-User: Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverages, Manufacturing, Transportation, Others
Companies covered:

Clean Harbors, Dulsco LLC, National Response Corporation (NRC), Tradebe Environmental Services, SPX Flow Inc., Midwestern Services Inc., HydroChemPSC, Scanjet Group AB, Ecolab Inc., Veolia Environnement S.A., PSC Industrial Services, Enva Group, Kärcher, Thompson Industrial Services LLC, Cuzco Enterprises

Growth Drivers:
  • Stringent government regulations
  • Increasing demand for oil and gas
  • Growing chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Focus on workplace safety
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High initial investment
  • Availability of skilled labor
  • Health and safety concerns

Industrial Tank Cleaning market Trends:

  1. Increasing use of automated tank cleaning systems: The use of automated tank cleaning systems is becoming more prevalent in the industry due to their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. These systems can clean tanks more quickly and thoroughly than traditional methods, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.
  2. Shift towards sustainable cleaning solutions: Many industrial tank cleaning companies are shifting towards sustainable cleaning solutions to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly services. This includes the use of biodegradable cleaning agents and the adoption of sustainable cleaning technologies.
  3. Implementation of predictive maintenance: Predictive maintenance, which uses data analytics to predict equipment failures before they occur, is becoming more common in the industry. This can help companies schedule maintenance activities in advance, reducing downtime and improving productivity.
  4. Use of remote monitoring and control: Remote monitoring and control technologies are being used to improve the safety and efficiency of tank cleaning operations. These technologies allow operators to remotely control and monitor cleaning systems, reducing the need for personnel to enter tanks and minimizing the risk of accidents.

Industrial Tank Cleaning market Restraints:

  1. High initial investment: The initial investment required for setting up an industrial tank cleaning business can be high, including the cost of equipment, cleaning agents, and skilled labor. This can be a barrier to entry for new players in the market.
  2. Availability of skilled labor: The availability of skilled labor can be a challenge for industrial tank cleaning companies, particularly in emerging markets. Skilled personnel are required for the safe and effective cleaning of tanks, and companies may need to invest in training programs to develop a skilled workforce.
  3. Health and safety concerns: Tank cleaning is a hazardous activity that involves exposure to chemicals and other harmful substances. Companies must comply with stringent safety regulations to ensure the safety of their workers, which can add to the cost and complexity of tank cleaning operations.

Recent Developments

New product launches

  1. Hammelmann Tank Cleaning Equipment: In 2021, Hammelmann launched a range of tank cleaning equipment, including high-pressure tank cleaning heads and tank cleaning systems. These products are designed to provide efficient and effective cleaning of tanks in various industries.
  2. Gamajet Tank Cleaning Machines: In 2021, Gamajet launched a new range of tank cleaning machines, including the Gamajet IV and the Gamajet V. These machines are designed for cleaning tanks in the food and beverage industry, providing high-quality cleaning while minimizing water usage.
  3. Ecolab 3D TRASAR Cleaning System: In 2020, Ecolab launched the 3D TRASAR Cleaning System, a new cleaning solution for tank cleaning operations. The system uses advanced sensors and analytics to optimize cleaning performance, reducing the time and cost required for tank cleaning.
  4. Kärcher Tank Cleaning Solutions: In 2020, Kärcher launched a range of tank cleaning solutions, including the Tank Cleaning Kit and the Tank Cleaning Nozzle. These products are designed to provide efficient and effective cleaning of tanks in various industries.

Acquisition and partnerships

  1. Clean Harbors Acquisition of HydroChem: In 2021, Clean Harbors, a leading provider of environmental, energy, and industrial services, announced the acquisition of HydroChem, a provider of industrial cleaning and environmental services. This acquisition expanded Clean Harbors' tank cleaning capabilities and allowed the company to offer a more comprehensive range of industrial services.
  2. National Response Corporation Acquisition of Sureclean: In 2021, National Response Corporation (NRC), a provider of environmental and industrial services, announced the acquisition of Sureclean, a tank cleaning and industrial services provider based in the UK. This acquisition allowed NRC to expand its tank cleaning services and strengthen its presence in the European market.
  3. HydroChemPSC Partnership with Veolia: In 2021, HydroChemPSC, a provider of industrial cleaning and environmental services, announced a partnership with Veolia, a provider of environmental and resource management services. The partnership allowed HydroChemPSC to expand its presence in the oil and gas industry by offering a wider range of services, including waste management and recycling.

Figure 2. Global Industrial Tank Cleaning Market Share (%), by type of Tank, 2023

 | Coherent Market Insights

Top companies in Industrial Tank Cleaning Market

  1. Clean Harbors
  2. Dulsco LLC
  3. National Response Corporation (NRC)
  4. Tradebe Environmental Services
  5. SPX Flow Inc.
  6. Midwestern Services Inc.
  7. HydroChemPSC
  8. Scanjet Group AB
  9. Ecolab Inc.
  10. Veolia Environnement S.A.
  11. PSC Industrial Services
  12. Enva Group
  13. Kärcher
  14. Thompson Industrial Services LLC
  15. Cuzco Enterprises

*Definition: The Industrial Tank Cleaning market refers to the industry that provides specialized cleaning services and equipment for various types of tanks used in industrial settings, including storage tanks, process vessels, and transportation tanks. This market involves the removal of residues, contaminants, and debris from tanks to maintain their operational efficiency, comply with safety and environmental regulations, and prevent potential hazards or product contamination.


Frequently Asked Questions

The major factors driving the Industrial Tank Cleaning market growth include increasing industrial activities, stringent safety and environmental regulations, the need for regular maintenance and cleaning of tanks, technological advancements in cleaning equipment, and the growing demand for efficient cleaning solutions.

The leading component segment in the Industrial Tank Cleaning market is the cleaning equipment segment, which includes high-pressure water jet systems, robotic systems, vacuum systems, and other specialized cleaning tools and devices.

Some major players operating in the Industrial Tank Cleaning market include Veolia Environnement S.A., Tradebe Refinery Services Ltd., Clean Harbors Inc., Thompson Industrial Services LLC, National Tank Services, Jereh Group, Midwestern Services Inc., Scanjet Group, SWS Environmental Services, and Greenchem Industries LLC.

The region that will lead the Industrial Tank Cleaning market is North America, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific.

Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of the Industrial Tank Cleaning market Is 3.1%.
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