General Cleaning Chemicals


Description :

A heavy duty solvent emulsifier, containing petroleum solvents, emulsifiers and surfactants, used as a tank cleaner or for general degreasing.

Directions for Use and Dose Rate :

Tankleen is recommended for local cleaning and degreasing and may be applied by brush, hand spray, immersion, soaking or any other conventional means. Apply undiluted over soiled area and allow a contact time of between 15-30 m before rinsing off with water.


Put parts to be cleaned Into a bath of Tankleen, undiluted for heavy soil,, for medium to light soiling use a solution of 10-30% Tankleen in water. Parts should be soaked for at least 30 minutes before washing off with water.


Spray Tankleen undiluted over all soiled areas.

Allow time for Tankleen to act, between 15 and 30 minutes, then rinse off by water hose.

For stubborn deposits, agitation by scrubbing will assist the cleaning operation.

Cargo Tank Cleaning After Mineral Oils :


Use with Tank Cleaning machines is recommended. The dose rate should be between 0.1 and 2.0% i.e. one to twenty litres per ton wash water. Best results are obtained when water is heated to a temperature between 65 and 80°C.

Slops should be constantly stripped from the tank and transferred to a holding tank or pumped ashore to slop tanks.


Used with Tank Cleaning machines. It Is recommended to use a solution strength of 0.5 - 3% (i.e. 5 to 30 litres per ton wash water) mixed In the tank to be cleaned. The washing solution is usually 5 - 10% of the tank capacity Best results are obtained when water is heated to a temperature between 65 and 80°C.

Dose rate and results will vary depending on amount of contamination and number of tanks to be cleaned with this solution.

After cleaning, slop water should be pumped ashore or to ships slop tanks.


Tankleen can be sprayed neat onto surfaces and left for at least 30 minutes. Using tank washing machines or high pressure hoses, wash down the tank surfaces with hot water between 60 and 80°C. Keep stripping tank slops and transfer to holding tank / slop tank.

Features, Benefits and Applications :

* Wide application range-from tank cleaning to heavy duty degreasing.

* Effective on mineral oils and petroleum based chemicals.

* Solvent with quick penetration and powerful emulsifying properties.

* Easy rinse off, leaving clean oil-free surfaces.

* Safe to use on most metal surfaces, painted surfaces and tank coatings.

* Cleans oil coolers, fuel oil pre-heaters and lube oil heat exchangers.

* Removes general oil contamination from machinery and engine room.

* Economical - very low dosage rate.

Material Safety Data Sheet

1.Identification of the preparation:

Safety sheet number: N. A.
Manufacturer: NOVA CHEMICALS, room.No.50, 4th floor, Paragji Vrindavan CHS, 20/24, old hanuman lane, MUMBAI-400 002

2.Composition / Information on ingredients:

Description: Concentrated Emulsifying Solvent.
Composition: Proprietary biodegradable surfactants.

3.First aid measures:

General recommendations: Product contaminated clothing should be removed immediately.
Inhalation: Escort patient to fresh air. If rapid recovery does not occur, obtain medical attention.
Contact with skin: Wash with water & soap.
Contact with eyes: Flush eye liberally with water. Obtain medical attention
Ingestion: Give a lot of water to drink. Obtain medical attention

4.Fire fighting measures:

Product is not flammable. In case of fire, all extinguishing media can be used. In case of fire, that might cause of the release of chemical product fire fighters should use protective clothing. Contaminated extinguishing water must be disposed off in accordance with local regulations.

5.Accidental release measure:

In case of leaks or spill avoid contact. Use personal protection Refer section 7.Prevent spillage from spreading by using sand, earth or other suitable material. Collect the spilled material in a closed container and remove to safe place for disposal by burning, large spills where material has come into the environment or sewer inform the local authority.

6.Handling and Storage:

Handling: Keep container closed and handle with care.
Technical measures: Maintain adequate ventilation, at a dry, cool place, keep away from acids.
Packing material: Polyethylene containers.

7.Exposure control / Personal protection:

Respiratory: Not normally required, invent of inhalation risk, wear respirator mask.
Eye: Chemical monogoggles recommended.
Skin: Standard issue work cloth, chemical resistant safety shoes or boots.

8.Physical and Chemical properties:

Appearance Clear liquid.
Colour Light to Dark Yellow.
PH Neutral.
Boiling Point -
Freezing Point -
Viscosity 34 sec at 40 oC by redwood viscometer no.1
Specific Gravity 0.85 to 0.97
flash point Above 65 degree celcius.
Solubility in water Emulsifiable in Water.

9.Stability and Reactivity:

Stability: Stable.
Conditions to avoid: Keep away from Alkalies.
Dangerous reactions: None.

10.Toxological information:

Acute oral toxicity: Ingestion is very harmful.

11.Ecological information:

Do not allow undiluted product to enter sewer system or canals/rivers.

12.Disposal considerations:

Product and non cleaned containers should be disposed off in accordance to local environmental regulations.

13.Other information:

The information contained herein is based on the present state of our knowledge and does not therefore guarantee certain properties. Recipients of our product must take responsibility for observing existing laws and regulations.