IGS Cleaner (Inert Gas Soot)Chemo Marine Chemicals-

IGS Cleaner (Inert Gas Soot)

110205 pail, drum Mineral Oils, Inert gas, Grease IMO  


  • Extremely effective for removing inert gas soot.
  • Effective cleaning of stainless steel and epoxy coated tanks.
  • Strong deodorizer.
  • Safe to use, substituting liquid based cleaners.
  • Heavy-duty, water-based cleaner.
  • Versatile for multipurpose cleaning.
  • Cost effective: dilute for most cleaning needs.
  • Contains neither hydrocarbon solvents, nor nonylphenol ethoxylates or other estrogenic compounds.
  • Non-flammable & non-toxic.
  • Bio-degradable & IMO approved.

IGS CLEANER (INERT GAS SOOT CLEANER)  is a water-based alkaline tank cleaner and degreaser, specifically formulated for the effective removal of Inert Gas Soot (IGS) in tanks. IGS CLEANER is developed for overcoming the limitations imposed by liquid caustic based cleaning compounds. Its non-caustic cleaning and degreasing action, ensures the soot removal, without harming the paint and the personnel using it. It is highly concentrated, comprising the most powerful biodegradable detergents, surfactants, and corrosion inhibitors. IGS CLEANER can also be dissolved in water for removing mineral oils, petroleum products, vegetable and animal oils, fish oils, carbon deposits, dirt, grease, and grime. Compatible with most painted surfaces and dries leaving a good shine. It is a is water-based, non-flammable and biodegradable product. IGS CLEANER is IMO-approved. Only cleaners registered in Annex10 of IMO’s MEPC.2/Circular can be used and disposed of at sea for cargo tank cleaning , when the cargo residue slops are disposable at sea.


IGS CLEANER can be used to clean for stainless steel and epoxy coated tanks from Inert Gas Soot. Diluted, it removes most contaminations. IGS CLEANER can also be used as a deodorizing wash in all applications. Suitable for epoxy, but not for zinc silicate coatings. In this case, use it diluted, and only after thorough testing of the product and surface interaction.

Use and dosing

Precleaning tanks with high-pressure warm water is highly recommended since large deposits of oil or other residues in the tank must be removed to ensure an effective cleaning operation. Note that all cleaning chemicals have reduced effect with seawater. Prior to use of any chemicals, make sure the tanks and lines are well stripped and drained. Do not overheat as this may change the characteristics of the cargo and in some cases burn the cargo on the bulkhead. Carefully read the cargo specification. Especially for zinc, since it is porous, a prolonged pre-cleaning with lower temperatures is highly recommended before chemicals are used on such lining. When recirculation is applied, mix IGS CLEANER either in tank bottom or void space, at a rate between 5% and 8% with water, depending on the degree of contamination. Recycle the cleaning solution through the tankwashing system for a period of at least two hours per machine drop, with a cleaning time of 4 hours per tank usually being sufficient. A minimum temperature of 70°C is recommended, since the cleaning ability is enhanced and the cleaning time shortened. However, the solution may be used at ambient temperature. When recirculation is completed, wash down with water, using the maximum pressure available. In the case that stains remain on the surfaces, spot clean with undiluted IGS CLEANER directly on the stained area. Allow a reaction time of 30 minutes and then rinse with water. Do not leave the product to dry on bare coating. For persistent deposits, agitation by scrubbing will assist the cleaning operation. Heated water will increase the cleaning effect. For general use, dilute appropriately, depending on the contamination and use conventional cleaning methods, such as brushing, scrubbing or spraying. Allow the product to act and then rinse off with fresh water before drying.

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Problems solved

Inert gas soot, mineral oils, petroleum products

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