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FQE LEL-V
FQE LEL-V Eco

 

FQE Solvent-H
FQE Solvent-ME
FQE Solvent-HW

 

FQE Brine-Aid EX

 

FQE H2S
FQE Pyrophoric

 

FQE Scale-Solv
FQE Scale-Solv BA

 

FQE NORM-Clear
FQE NORM-Precip

FQE Ammonia Odor
FQE Mercaptan Odor
FQE Acrylics Odor

 

FQE LEL Scrubber
FQE Sulfa-Rid
FQE Bacteria Kill 1
FQE Clean Road
FQE Catalyst Cleaner

 

FQE Degreaser-L5
FQE Degreaser-ACMO
FQE Degreaser-ACHO

FQE Engine Degreaser

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FQE LEL-V

FQE LEL-V provides rapid absorption of vapor-state hydrocarbons in an innovative encapsulant for effective decontamination and degassing of hydrocarbon processing equipment. It is non-emulsifying and more efficient with LEL reduction then competitive products. Significantly reduces equipment outage times.

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Product Resources

Blogs
Part 6: Removing Heavy Organic Deposits from the Crude Unit
Part 7: Decontamination of the Crude Unit - Asphaltenes
Case Histories
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of a Coker Fractionator
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of the Crude Unit
Rail Car Chemical Decontamination & Change of Service
Downloads
Degassing Brochure
FQE LEL-V Eco

FQE LEL-V Eco is a proprietary blend of safe, non-hazardous surfactants and a proprietary solvent that uses the properties of a surfactant to outperform many solvents used in degassing tanks, towers and other vessels while exhibiting exceptional degreasing performance.

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Product Resources

Blogs
Part 6: Removing Heavy Organic Deposits from the Crude Unit
Part 7: Decontamination of the Crude Unit - Asphaltenes
Case Histories
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of the Crude Unit
Downloads
Degassing Brochure
FQE Solvent-H

FQE Solvent-H is a concentrated liquid asphaltene dispersant / solvent decontaminant containing benzene free aromatic petroleum solvents with a blend of selected dispersants, penetrants, wetting and anti-static agents. It is highly effective in dissolving solid hydrocarbon deposits typically found in vacuum tower bottoms, coker fractionator bottoms, oil storage tanks, heat exchangers and other processing equipment that is typically confused for coke deposits and takes days to remove mechanically.

Learn more about Asphaltene Control

Product Resources

Videos
Removing Solid Asphalt Via Vapor Phase
Dissolving Crystalline Asphalt
Vacuum Tower Bottoms Sample Dissolution
Blogs
Part 8: Decontamination of the Crude Unit - The Vacuum Tower
Part 7: Decontamination of the Crude Unit - Asphaltenes
Part 6: Removing Heavy Organic Deposits from the Crude Unit
Case Histories
Decontamination of Heat Exchangers Forced Offline During a Hurricane
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of a Coker Fractionator
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of the Crude Unit
Downloads
On-Line / In-Service Exchanger Cleaning White Paper
Tank Cleaning Brochure
Heat Exchanger Cleaning Brochure
FQE Solvent-ME

FQE Solvent-ME is a concentrated solvent cleaner containing aromatic solvents with a blend of anionic and non-ionic surfactants and penetrating agents. It is very effective in dissolving high mole weight waxes and asphaltenes. As a water-based micro-emulsion cleaner, FQE Solvent-ME will water-wet the surface following rinsing with water and will leave equipment ready for hot work.

Learn more about Asphaltene Control

Product Resources

Blogs
Part 8: Decontamination of the Crude Unit - The Vacuum Tower
Part 7: Decontamination of the Crude Unit - Asphaltenes
Part 6: Removing Heavy Organic Deposits from the Crude Unit
Case Histories
Chemical Cleaning of Canadian High Asphaltenic Bitumen at a SAGD Oil Sands  Facility
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of the Crude Unit
FQE Solvent-HW

FQE Solvent-HW is a concentrated liquid polymer/wax dispersant/solvent/decontaminant containing benzene-free aromatic petroleum solvents with a blend of selected dispersants, penetrants, wetting, and anti-static agents. It is highly effective in dissolving solid hydrocarbon deposits, various vinyl and acrylic resins typically found in vacuum tower bottoms, cat-crackers, coker fractionator bottoms, oil storage tanks, heat exchangers, and other processing equipment.

Product Resources

Blogs
Part 18: Paraffin Deposition Theory and Control
FQE Solvent-PR

FQE Solvent-PR is a non-aqueous solvent used for dissolution of many polymers common to the petroleum refining and petrochemical industries such as butadiene, polyamide and resinous polymers. Non-combustible blend of selected non-aqueous solvents plus a proprietary blend of surface active penetrants and tension reducers to allow for rapid removal of hard deposits in piping, exchangers, towers and other processing equipment.

Product Resources

Videos
Petrochemical Heat Exchanger Debris Dissolution
Case History
Polymeric Heavy Organic Sludge Decontamination in a Sulfolane Unit
FQE Brine-Aid EX

FQE Brine-Aid EX is a thermally stable scale inhibitor concentrate used for prevention of sulfate and other inorganic scale deposition in heat exchangers and coolers. The product is a carefully selected mixture of organic phosphonates and low molecular weight polymers, combining the best properties of each class of compound.

FQE H2S

FQE H2S is a proprietary blend of non-toxic, non-hazardous surface-active compounds and proprietary polymeric reactants. The product reacts instantaneous and provides permanent elimination of H2S in refining and other process equipment. Due to the active materials, FQE H2S will also not form insoluble solids such as dithiazine.

Learn more about H2S Control

Product Resources

Blogs
Part 16: Hydrogen Sulfide Scavenger Technology
Case Histories
Chemical Decontamination of a Sour Naphtha Tank
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of a Coker Fractionator
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of the Crude Unit
FQE Pyrophoric

FQE Pyrophoric is a unique product that prevents hazardous oxidation of iron sulfide and the potential dangers of a flash fire or explosion in hydrocarbon processing equipment. It is non-hazardous, non-acidic in nature and provides safe and effective control of pyrophoric iron deposits.

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Product Resources

Case Histories
Chemical Deactivation of Pyrophoric Raw Inlet Gas Filters
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of a Coker Fractionator
Chemical Decontamination & Degassing of the Crude Unit
FQE NORM-Clear

FQE NORM-Clear is an exclusive water-soluble product developed with selective extractants designed to completely remove NORM (Naturally occurring radioactive material) contamination from vessels, tanks or process pipework. It is applied as an additive at the end of decontamination procedures, and addresses highly radiotoxic isotopes that deposit.

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Product Resources

Case Histories
Chemical Decontamination of NORM in Natural Gas Processing Equipment
Downloads
Norm Decontamination White Paper
NORM Decontamination Brochure
FQE NORM-Precip

FQE NORM-Precip is formulated for use in the removal of dissolved radioactive salts in aqueous streams. FQE NORM-Precip is intended to be used in conjunction with and following the application of FQE NORM-Clear to obtain radioactive free waste water.

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FQE Ammonia Odor

FQE Ammonia Odor is an aqueous mixture of surface active agents and carbohydrate, polymeric reactants developed for use in removing, neutralizing and deodorizing ammonical odors from processing and storage vessels typically found in refinery operations.

Product Resources

Case Histories
Chemical Decontamination of an Ammonia Vessel
Chemical Decontamination of a Sulfur Recovery Unit Sour Water Tank
Chemical Decontamination of a Sour Water Tank
FQE Mercaptan Odor

FQE Mercaptan Odor removes offensive mercaptan and disulfide odors in crude oils and in refinery operations by utilizing a unique chemical reaction process and emulsification. It is a safe product that contains no hazardous materials, a non-deodorant with a pleasant aroma and is effective for application in oil-soluble as well as aqueous fluids.

FQE Acrylics Odor

FQE Acrylics Odor is an effective reactive deodorant product for controlling the pungent odors associated with vinyl compounds such as acrylic esters and vinyl chloride. It will effectively and rapidly eliminate these malodors in processing and storage vessels, reducing personnel exposure concerns and potential nuisance odor releases.

FQE Scale-Solv

FQE Scale-Solv contains wetting agents, corrosion inhibitors, sequestering agents and accelerators for effective cleaning of difficult scales such as barium sulfate, and will effectively dissolve silicates. As a premium cleaning compound, it’s used for removal of various scale deposits common to refinery and utility operations.

Product Resources

Case Histories
Natural Gas Plant Degassing and Descaling
Ethylene Plant Degassing Descaling
Chemical Decontamination of Flare Line and Knock Out Drum
FQE Scale-Solv BA

FQE Scale-Solv BA is a liquid concentrate of carefully selected inorganic and organic compounds designed specifically for the dissolution and removal of barium scale deposits. This product may increase oil and gas production by removing scale that is restricting flow in the system.

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FQE LEL Scrubber

FQE LEL Scrubber is a hydrocarbon vapor absorption fluid for use in portable scrubber equipment. Used to reduce fugitive emissions from uncontrolled sources such as vacuum trucks and vessel vents that are not tied into flare systems. Will remove more than 95% of incoming LEL vapor sources, greatly reducing volatile organic compound released to the air.

FQE Sulfa-Rid

FQE Sulfa-Rid is a proprietary blend of non-toxic, non-hazardous sequestering agents and proprietary nitrogenous compounds designed for application in operations where hydrogen sulfide is a hazard and is removed via reaction with various triazine-based scavengers.

Learn more about Dithiazine Solid Control
FQE Bacteria Kill 1

FQE Bacteria Kill I will control sulfur-reducing and other oilfield related bacteria in drilling muds, workover fluids, packer fluids, water injections and water disposal systems. It is composed of a liquid formulation of an aldehyde type bactericide, effective against both aerobic and anaerobic micro-organisms.

FQE Clean Road

FQE Clean Road is an environmentally safe, aqueous mixture of surfactants, co-surfactants and absorbents developed for use in cleaning hydrocarbon spills. Will keep gasoline or diesel oil dispersed in water for several hours before any phase separation occurs allowing for rinsing of the fuel spill into local storm water sewer systems.

Product Resources

Case Histories
Rail Car Chemical Decontamination & Change of Service
FQE Catalyst Cleaner

FQE Catalyst Cleaner is a non-aqueous, petroleum naptha-based solvent specially designed to target hydrocarbons in hydrotreater catalyst. It is utilized for quickly removing hydrocarbon contaminants and hazardous gases in a safe and effective manner from catalytic process reactors and other packed media vessels in the vapor phase without using steam as a carrier gas.

Product Resources

Blogs
Part 17: Petroleum Refining Catalysis and Deactivation
Part 11: Refinery Catalytic Reactors and Vapor-Phase Degreasing
FQE Degreaser-L5

FQE Degreaser-L5 is an environmentally friendly concentrated liquid solvent cleaner containing naturally occurring orange terpene solvents together with a blend of selected anionic and non-ionic emulsifiers and penetrating agents. It is an exceptional choice for effective and safe work on difficult hydrocarbon fouling.

Product Resources

Case Histories
Chemical Cleaning of Crude Unit Vacuum Towers
FQE Degreaser-ACMO

FQE Degreaser-ACMO is an alkaline water-based degreaser containing organic solvents, wetting and penetrating agents for efficient cleaning of heavy oils and greases typically found in petroleum refineries. With its high pH this chemical is a moderate emulsifier that will phase separate removed oils when the cleaning liquid is static. A special blend of inorganic builders is incorporated for water softening, detergency and all-around superior performance.

Product Resources

Case Histories
Ethylene Plant Degassing Descaling
Chemical Decontamination of Hot and Cold Sections of Ethylene Production
Chemical Decontamination of Gas Plant Towers, Glycol Contactor, and Flare  Knock-Out Drum
FQE Degreaser-ACHO

FQE Degreaser-ACHO is an alkaline degreaser for heavy oils/greases, compatible with stainless steel, rapid oil separation, caustic. It is a product with all-around superior performance and economy for removal of industrial soils in the medium heavy range.

Product Resources

Case Histories
Natural Gas Plant Degassing and Descaling
FQE Degreaser-AEF

FQE Degreaser-AEF is a water-based, non-caustic, alkaline degreaser that is exceptionally effective in dissolving most light to medium viscosity crude oils and lubricants. Rapidly biodegradable, non-toxic to aquatic organisms and non-harmful to waste water treatment operations. Low-foaming with rapid foam collapse. Rapid emulsion phase separation upon static liquid conditions.  Formulated for use with high brine electrolyte content water for compatibility with off-shore oil production operations.

FQE Engine Degreaser

FQE Engine Degreaser is an environmentally safe, aqueous mixture of surfactants, strong alkaline builders and organic solvents developed for use in cleaning trucks, refuse haulers and machinery. The product is non-hazardous and is effective in removal of road grime and oily soils.

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