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PSC Container Services Group opened a new tank cleaning facility in March 2008 in Charleston SC, which boasts one of the busiest container ports along the Southeast and Gulf coasts. This bay shows off the company’s standardized equipment plan under development throughout the company’s facilities that includes stainless steel piping and vats. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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The PSC management team includes [seated from left] Billy Warren, Charleston facility manager, and Paul Lewis, PSC Container Services president. Standing from left are Pat Mattingly, area operations manager; Ron Howell, vice-president of operations; and Greg Winters, vice-president of sales. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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John Gaeta creates a work order after gathering information about the product previously hauled in the tank. When products are identified and the information entered into the in-house designed system, the data automatically provides the protocol necessary for the tank cleaning. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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Doug Dennis prepares to lower a spinner into a tank container. Each bay has its own spinner, either Gamajet or Sellers, a Gorman Rupp return pump, and hoses supplied by Hart Industries. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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PSC installed a 200-horsepower Cleaver Brooks boiler [right] with a 60-horsepower Industrial boiler for backup. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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This bay is dedicated for hard-to-clean tank containers. PSC specialized in the service for containers used to haul basic formulations for paints and related products, as well as a variety of chemicals. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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A 36,000-pound Taylor lift moves a tank container into a bay. At right is a 20,000-gallon holding tank for wastewater treatment and solids separation. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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This area that houses the wastewater treatment system controls and storage area for chemicals is fenced and locked for security. In addition, the tank wash site is surrounded by a fence and gates. Camera surveillance is active around the clock. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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This outdoor steam heating pad can handle eight tanks at a time. Condensation is recaptured as water and returned to the boiler from the pad. Return to article | Return to photo galleries
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PSC has ample parking for tank trailers and tank containers at a lot across the street from the wash rack. Terminal and office space also is available for carriers.