Asphaltenes are found in storage tanks and also deposit in process equipment such as desalters, and heat exchangers – causing process inefficiencies such as heat transfer loss and process upsets.
Normally occurring radioactive material is a common problem in the oil and gas industry and can be found in vessels, tanks and process pipework.
Barium Sulfate Scales interfere with fluid flow, enhance corrosion, causes production losses, result in equipment replacement, damage equipment and may host bacteria.
Dithiazine solids – formed due to the use of amine-based scavengers – begin to reduce flow within piping and eventually plug off pipelines and towers.
Hydrogen sulfide is a lethal gas that can be present in refinery operations, oil and gas production, wastewater treatment operations and many other industries.
Pyrophoric Iron is a form of Iron Sulphide that will combust on exposure to oxygen. It is formed by reaction of Hydrogen Sulphide with carbon steel.