Cargo Hold Robot

ASTER CLEANING – FASTER TURNAROUND OF VESSELS

Cleaning with the Cargo Hold Robot (CHR) replaces a conventional four-step cleaning process involving tons of chemicals and water with a one-step pure freshwater cleaning process. This cuts time spent on cargo hold cleaning by 50%.

BETTER CLEANING – SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED PROBABILITY OF APPROVAL

The CHR gives direct access to difficult areas in the cargo hold like topside and behind frames.

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY – SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES CHEMICAL USAGE

The CHR cleans most cargos, including pet coke, only by using high-pressure fresh water.

LESS CLEANING WATER – LESS SLUDGE

CHR cleaning optimises cargo intake by only generating 40 – 70mt of cleaning water compared to 200mt+ with conventional cleaning. In addition, disposal of sludge is less costly as it does not contain chemicals.

EASY TO CONTROL – SAFETY OF CREW

Makes it possible for 1-3 members of staff to control the entire cleaning process without chemical suits and cleaning apparatus.

General Mechanics

The Cargo Hold Robots are made up of highly durable mechanics all from non-corrosive materials. Special for the CHR is that it is small enough to fit between the frames of a cargo hold and light enough for it to be operated by as little as two members of staff. Additionally, it makes it possible to clean while the ship is sailing and the hatches are closed because of the lights attached to the robot.

Tool mounting system

The system allows a number of different tools to be mounted to the Cargo Hold Robot for various cleaning purposes.

Magnetic support system

The bottom of the Cargo Hold Robot is made up of a patented magnetic support system ensuring adhesion when the robot is passing dents or obstacles.

Magnetic Tracks

Patented magnetic tracks making it possible for the robot to stick to almost every surface. The tracks have exchangeable rubber pads making it possible to change them when worn.

Cargo Hold Cleaning made easy

By deploying the CLIIN robot in a cargo hold cleaning configuration, bulk shipping companies will be able to replace a normal four step cleaning process involving tons of chemicals and water with a one step pure water cleaning process.

The CHR is permanently installed on board the vessel and is semi automatically operated by the vessels crew as and when required.

Apart from limiting the environmental impact, the CLIIN robot cleaning process is faster, less labor intensive and provides a significantly more effective cleaning, thus providing shipping companies a value proposition of more laden days, higher cargo intake and lower cost. Depending on operational pattern, shipping companies can expect a return on investment in less than a year.

Equipped with high-pressure cleaning tools and magnetic tracks for climbing all parts of the cargo hold, the CHR ensures an efficient and thorough cleaning.

CHR Cleaning Solution

  1. Reduces ballast days by shortening cleaning time in cargo holds
  2. Reduces chemical usage with 80-100% as well as water usage when cleaning a cargo holds
  3. Reduces the number of staff members involved in cleaning operations to 1-3 per robot
  4. Eliminates the need for external cleaning crews for any kind of cargos
  5. Eliminates the need for other cleaning equipment onboard
  6. Leads to significant savings and has a payback time of less than a year depending on the operational pattern
  7. Improves working environment by reducing the amount of dangerous manual labour needed
  8. Allows for more cargo to be carried by reducing the need for carrying cleaning water in the ballast tank

The solution consists of simple to use equipment

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Cargo Hold Robot (CHR)

Equipped with magnetic tracks which enable the robot to climb at various angles in the cargo hold.
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High-pressure System

A combined pump and water tank to provide the robot with high-pressure water flow. The solution uses freshwater. By adding CLIIN’s hotbox the water can be heated to a temperature of 60 degrees celsius.
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Accessories

Easy to connect and user friendly interface which enables the user to control the robot and the water flow from the tank top.

CHR cleaning possibilities

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Hatch Coaming

Traditional cleaning with CLIIN high-pressure lances necessary

Topside Tank

CHR is fully functional on topside tanks with angles up to 60°

Frames

  • CHR is fully functional both between and behind frames due to a unique spray pattern
  • Cleaning during rough weather is possible

Hopper Tank

  • CHR is fully functional on large even surfaces
  • Cleaning during rough weather is possible

Stool

  • CHR is fully functional on stools with angles up to 75° n
  • Cleaning during rough weather is possible

Front Corrugated Bulkhead

  • CHR is fully functional on large even surfaces
  • Cleaning during rough weather is possible

Access way, stairs, etc.

Traditional cleaning with CLIIN high-pressure lances necessary

Pipes and inner corrugations

CHR is fully functional on both pipes and inner corrugations due to adjustable high-pressure tools

Water consumption and time usage

Handysize

size1 3 - 6 hours cleaning time per cargo hold 8 - 10 tonnes fresh water consumption per cargo hold

Supramax

size2 4 - 6 hours cleaning time per cargo hold 10 - 12 tonnes fresh water consumption per cargo hold

panamax

size2 6 - 9 hours cleaning time per cargo hold 11 - 14 tonnes fresh water consumption per cargo hold

capesize

size3 8 - 12 hours cleaning time per cargo hold 12 - 16 tonnes fresh water consumption per cargo hold

About CLIIN

CLIIN is a Danish company specialising in making robots for the shipping industry with the purpose of optimising the cleaning process in terms of time, cost, and strain on the environment.

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