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Cleaning of a Pillow Tank

Customer was interested in portable pillow tank cleaning for some of our collapsible storage tanks. See options available for this type of cleaning and storage.


How can I clean a pillow tank after I use it several months?

Answer: Good question. The cleaning process of the portable pillow tanks is depending on the liquid you are storing. Fabrics for these tanks are often chosen based specifically on the liquid you are looking to store so cleaning may require a slightly different product or option.

gray water tanksOil and Hydrocarbons Storage If you store oil, we have good experiences in using a mild degreaser or detergent to clean these tanks.

Water Storage In the case that you are storing water, chlorine can be used as a sanitizing agent for these units. We recommend no more than 5% solution. An alternative means of sanitization is with an industry approved sterilizing agent. There are a number of suitable options available the following location that can help with portable pillow tank cleaning:

Ecolab Corporate Headquarters, Ecolab Center 370 N. Wabasha Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102-2233 Telephone: (651) 293-2233, fax: (651) 293-2092

Please note that tanks are typically equipped with fabrics suitable for either drinking water, non-potable water, or fuel and hydrocarbons. Because a tank of often built specifically for one type of storage, it is not recommended that a drinking water tank be cleaned and later used for fuel.

Pillow Tank Construction

As a general overview, the pillow tank is made in a couple of different fabrics including a commercial, medium duty and industrial grade material. Fabrics will feature a different material thickness as well as contact time. Options for contact times include the following:

  • 1 year contact time
  • 3-5 year contact time
  • 7 year contact time

The contact time is generally rated as the amount of time your fabric can store these liquids before material in the tank may start to change. It is not designed to act as a lifespan for the tank, but rather a time frame for when fabrics may start changing.

For pricing information on a pillow tank or more information on portable pillow tank cleaning, please feel free to Request a Price Quote. Don't hesitate to contact our tech team for further questions at +1-772-646-0597.