70% reduction in down time
Over $600,000 in maintenance cost savings
Cleaner equipment, ready for hot work and manned entry
Zero LEL and zero Benzene after 32 hours
All of the associated heat exchangers and piping were included in the cleaning path. Typically, it took several days to evacuate the system of hazardous vapors such as benzene. After 24 hours of steam phase injection, using FQE product, the towers were at zero LEL and zero benzene. The quench towers were circulated for 8 hours with FQE™ Degreaser ACMO to remove heavy oils. In prior cleaning trials, this method of cleaning required several days from shut down to return to maintenance
The plant estimated that over $300,000 was saved per tower compared to conventional cleaning methods.