Mines that are used to access deposits of valuable resources are susceptible to several types of fouling.
Hazardous NORM deposits from the earth can gather in equipment and can become a radiation issue over time.
Salt or halite mines tend to accumulate harmful H2S gases that accumulate in brine water that must be neutralized for both worker safety and to prevent equipment corrosion.
Filters used in processing products gather pyrophoric materials and are highly flammable.
Processing equipment can become less efficient due to a variety of hydrocarbon deposits that reduce both throughput and quality.
Mineral scales can also build up over time and cause the same type of issues as hydrocarbon deposits.
Items such as pump slabs, concrete parking lots, cooling tower basins and fill, etc. will foul with several products.
Our Chemicals for Mining
FQE® Chemicals has developed innovative chemicals for the mining industry that targets specific foulants in your operation. The chemical cleaning methods reduce downtime and costs, while increasing safety and operational efficiencies.