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tank bottoms

1. n. [Production Facilities]
The settlings -- sediment, dirt, oil emulsified with water and free water -- that accumulate in the bottom of storage tanks. The tank bottoms are periodically cleaned up and settlings can be disposed of or treated by chemicals to recover additional hydrocarbons. Tank bottoms are also called tank settlings or tank sludge.