Crude Oil Washing

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COW (Crude Oil Washing)

Crude Oil Washing (COW) is a system whereby oil tanks on a tanker are cleaned out between voyages not with water, but with crude oil - the cargo itself.

What is COW(Crude Oil Washing)?

Crude Oil Washing (COW) is a system whereby oil tanks on a tanker are cleaned out between voyages not with water, but with crude oil - the cargo itself. The solvent action of the crude oil makes the cleaning process far more effective than when water is used.

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