PREVENT PYROPHORIC FIRES
Safely deactivate pyrophoric iron scale from your raw inlet gas filters
Gas filters used to process natural gas can gather iron sulfide deposits, which cause the filter to lower its performance and generates significant heat. FQE® Pyrophoric is a non-toxic, non-hazardous product that is safer to apply than other methods available (i.e., potassium permanganate or acidification).
FQE Pyrophoric vs. potassium permanganate
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Raw inlet gas filters remove entrained solids present in the incoming feedstock natural gas and typically require change-outs every month. These filters are typically contaminated with pyrophoric iron sulfide and have smoldering issues resulting from the iron sulfide reaction with oxygen in the air.
Water is often used to soak the filters for disposal, resulting in increased disposal costs due to waste volume. Filters that have dried up often pose a potential fire risk. FQE Pyrophoric is a safe and environmentally friendly product that inhibits the oxidation reaction process from taking place.
You will typically save at least 30% in long-term costs compared to using an oxidizer like potassium permanganate. Our product is selective only to FeS, and typical oxidizers are non-selective.
Get started with a pyrophoric iron management program
The pyrophoric iron management program allows you to fully mitigate the risk of pyrophoric fires while using personnel safe and environmentally friendly product. Contact us to buy today.
Simple deactivation in 3 steps
Submerge filter in FQE Pyrophoric for 30 minutes at ambient temperature
Let filters dry for at least 30-minutes
Dispose of in waste containers without risk of fire
Frequently asked questions
How does FQE Pyrophoric work?
The product is designed to be specific to FeS and does not react with other materials (compared to competitor oxidation driven products). It is also designed to be environmentally and personnel safe as a biodegradable, non-hazardous product.
How long does FQE Pyrophoric take to work?
What temperatures does FQE Pyrophoric need to be applied at?
Is the effluent generated by FQE Pyrophoric hazardous?
It was designed to be environmentally and personnel safe as a biodegradable, non-hazardous product.
How is FQE Pyrophoric applied?
Neat Application: Add the product at a 100% neat concentration and preserve the unreacted product that comes out for future use. As long as 100 neat material is available, it is still active material.
How do you determine that the product is still active when diluted, and how do you test for the effectiveness of FQE Pyrophoric chemistry during the application?
As long as you detect the active, you have enough FQE Pyrophoric in the process. If you show no active FQE Pyrophoric, the material had been consumed and you need additional product added to your cleaning solution.
Since the FQE Pyrophoric product is a concentrate, can the residual product be reused?
That is correct, the product is a concentrate, and when used in filter dip applications, the same batch can be used for multiple dip applications in the same batch.
As long as you have product available, there is active ingredient present and therefore the material will continue to function.
Please note if the product is diluted with water, it would need to be tested to confirm that active material is still present.
Is there any color change associated with the reaction?
How do you dispose of the FQE Pyrophoric product?
How should FQE Pyrophoric be stored and what is the shelf life of the product?
In cold weather locations, we have a freeze protected version of the product at -15F called FQE Pyrophoric-W. The FQE Pyrophoric product is good for 15F.
What packaging sizes can FQE Pyrophoric be purchased in?
Minimum order quantities/volumes may apply regions outside of North America.