Vision and Purpose
We’re a Company focused on innovation: we specialize in chemistry that solves specific engineering, environmental, safety, workflow, and economic issues at your facility. We approach the creation of our chemistries differently than our competitors. We first discern how problems arise, then reverse engineer those problems in order to reach a result that is both innovative and practical. We create paradigm-shifting chemistries because we have a unique perspective on their creation. Our team has extensive and proven experience in developing award-winning products, led by industry-renowned chemist Douglas Mason, M.Sc., Organic Chemistry.
Our custom chemistries have led to many innovations in degassing and decontamination, pipeline cleaning, tank cleaning, bioremediation, and more. FQE™ Pyrophoric, which is designed to control the combustion of iron sulphide deposits, exemplifies this innovation. Current industry practices include destroying iron deposits with hazardous chemicals. These methods are slow, costly, and remove the iron scale that acts as a protective layer, inhibiting further metal corrosion. Our solution is water-based and prevents oxidation by blocking the sulphide reaction sites immediately upon contact and keeping the valuable iron scale intact.
FQE™ Solvent-H functions to dissolve asphaltenes in storage tanks and process equipment. While many products can dissolve the asphaltene, FQE Solvent-H prevents asphaltenes from re-precipitation, eliminating a disposal cost, and the dissolved liquids become a recovered hydrocarbon source that can be reintroduced into the refining process.
FQE Chemicals is physically located in Calgary, Alberta and Deer Park, Texas and distributes its chemistry globally.
Our chemistries offer tremendous value and performance to help with your bottom line. We’ve saved clients over $1,000,000 in disposal costs, recovered over $700,000 in hydrocarbon sources, and reduced equipment downtimes by days, resulting in more production time. Learn about our real world results in our Case Histories, and explore our Featured Contaminants and Featured Contaminants pages to see how you can benefit from our industry-leading chemistries.