Innovative Technologies

As a leader in technological advancements, Young Group of Companies is constantly investing in research and development of new technology. We believe in investing in greater safety by introducing equipment that reduces or eliminates man hours in confined spaces. We believe in increasing quality by introducing automation to ensure performance and in taking steps to protect the environment by taking trucks off the road by using smaller equipment without compromising performance as well as decreasing waste with processes that separate more product from waste and return it to the customer.

Overview of Industrial Cleaning Automation and Innovation

Young Group of Companies has a vast array of equipment designed to make every project simpler and safer as a result of years of development. Young Group of Companies started as one of the first in Canada to introduce robotics into tank cleaning and we have continued to build on that lead with the most advanced robotic tools in the industry.

High Pressure Demulsifier and Circulation Management Tank

By utilizing the High Pressure Demulsifier (HPD), as well as the Circulation Management Tank (CMT), Young Group of Companies unique process allows for oil production waste streams to be separated and off site disposal to be greatly reduced. This process separates hydrocarbons from solids by breaking emulsions and returning hydrocarbons cleaned to pipeline spec.

98% Oil Recovery

The HPD and CMT process recovers 98% of the oil from the otherwise disposed of waste and returns it to pipeline spec.

Significantly Reduced Carbon Footprint

Not only does this system reduce waste material to be disposed of, but as a result of this greatly reduces trucks on the road disposing of this waste.

Intelligent Computer Automation

The intelligent computer automization of this process means fewer individuals are needed to operate the system. This provides increased efficiency and reduced worker exposure.

Water Cannons

The advancements of our industrial cleaning cannons means Young Group of Companies has some of the most cutting edge equipment in the industry. These cannons have an extremely high impact force and are able to break down solids and residue in process equipment. The cannons are also equipped with high powered lights and high definition cameras that allow for greater insight into the cleaning of the equipment without needing any additional steps.

Significantly Reduced Size

Without compromising power or efficiency Young Group of Companies has implemented the use of a significantly smaller cannon system. Meaning this complete cannon solution can be transported in one pickup truck instead of a B-train.

Reduced Man Power

Not only does the cannon eliminate the need for individuals in the equipment but it also dramatically reduces manpower needed to operate the system through it’s automated control system or its remote control option.

180 Degrees of Movement

With 180 degrees of movement on two axis our cannon systems can successfully clean the entire interior with no area left untouched.

Tank Sweeps

Young Group of Companies Tank Sweeps work to circulate the product and breakdown and suspend solids. The sweeps are inserted close to the floor allowing for strong shearing action to lift hard, compacted solids, waxes, and asphaltenes. This first step in cleaning accelerated the removal of hazardous material, reducing the total cleaning window.

Wide Variety of Nozzle Sizes

With a large selection of sweeps we are able to connect to a wide variety of nozzle sizes allowing greater flexibility of insertion points.

Custom Fabricated Sweep Nozzles

Our custom fabricated sweeps allow for an appropriate selected insertion depth to achieve the greatest potential contact with all material in the tank.

180 Degrees of Movement

With 180 degrees of movement our sweep systems are able to successfully circulate the entire tank with no area left untouched.

Universal Command Center and Portable Mini Control Unit

All of our equipment can be powered and controlled through these command and control centers. Up to 16 pieces of equipment can be controlled from one system making operations simple and eliminating the need for multiple setups. The portable mini control unit (PMCU) is transported in one hand held case and the Universal Command Center (UCC) is a small, self-contained, 20 foot set up.

Heated Control Units

The Universal Command Center is a heated unit that allows smooth operation of the hydraulic equipment in cold weather.


Both the Universal Control Cab and Mini Control Station offer unparalleled portability, meaning no job site is too remote.

Simple Operation and Set Up

The ease of operation through the command centers mean a small crew can set up and operate the equipment. As a result, fewer man hours are needed on site increasing safety and decreasing overall cost.


Young Group of Companies Rover allows for the final clean of equipment to be done without the need for individuals in the tank. This rover can be operated remotely and has a variety of attachments to ensure it can complete any project. Class 1 Div 1 lights and HD cameras provide a high quality video feed that will ensure the tank is cleaned to the highest standard.

Dozer Attachment

The rover can be equipped with a dozer blade. This allows for the movement of solids within the tank without the need for manpower.

Cannon Attachment

Our rover can also be manually driven inside the tank to move large quantities of solids around efficiently. In this set up, air can be supplied through the rover connection meaning only one connection is needed into the tank.

Manual In-Tank Operation

With 180 degrees of movement on two axis our cannon systems can successfully clean the entire interior with no area left untouched.

Robotic Camera and Lights

High quality lights and camera ensure that on every piece of non man entry equipment we have a reliable view of exactly what it looks like inside the confined space. As we keep people out of the tank, we ensure we still have a clear view of the entire process to ensure effectiveness and quality.

Explosion Proof

Our robotic cameras and lights Class 1 Div 1 CSA and UL certified to ensure safe operation inside of the tank.

Live HD Video

Live video feeds give us a clear picture of exactly what is going on inside the tank at all times during the cleaning process.

Remote Operation

All of our equipment’s video feeds can be controlled and monitored from a safe distance using the Universal Control Cab or Mini Control Station.