Container cleaning

Residues and vapors confined in empty containers may create potentially explosive atmospheres when combined with air. This presentation is a specific introduction for the user to container cleaning techniques to minimize the risks while implementing it.

Container cleaning


  • Context
  • Work on used containers
  • Prevention measures
    • Container cleaning
    • Reduction of air volume
    • Preventing the inhalation risk
    • Preventing environmental risks

Key Messages

  • A potentially explosive atmosphere coupled with a source of ignition has high probability to create an explosion.
  • Small quantities of substances are sufficient to cause an explosion hazard
  • Air volume in a container must be reduced to reduce the risk.