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FQE Pyrophoric

$180.50$1,660.45

FQE® Pyrophoric is a non-toxic, non-hazardous formulation designed for application in any operation where pyrophoric iron presents a hazard.

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Product overview

FQE® Pyrophoric is a non-toxic, non-hazardous formulation designed for application in any operation where pyrophoric iron presents a hazard.

This product is effective in the removal of iron sulfide scale deposits
commonly encountered in refinery, natural gas production and chemical manufacturing operations.

Features and benefits

Compared to potassium permanganate:

  • 50% more cost effective
  • 50% reduction in downtime; mitigation is twice as fast
  • No residual manganese byproduct
  • No adverse effects on wastewater treatment
  • Winterized version available for cold climate application

Applications

Pyrophoric Control

Deactivate Inlet Gas Filters

Degassing

Chemical Decontamination

Frequently asked questions

How does FQE Pyrophoric work?

FQE Pyrophoric does not work by means of oxidation and functions as an antioxidant. Our chemical bonds with the FeS and works as an antioxidant to prevent any oxidation reactions from occurring.

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?

The reaction is instantaneous in nature.

What temperatures does FQE Pyrophoric need to be applied at?

The product can be applied at a variety of different temperatures.

Is the effluent generated by FQE Pyrophoric hazardous?

The product is non-hazardous and does not react to create any hazardous byproducts. The classification of waste will be dependent on any hazardous materials being constituents of the original effluent, and anything else added to the final waste stream.

It was designed to be environmentally and personnel safe as a biodegradable, non-hazardous product.

How is FQE Pyrophoric applied?

Diluted Application: It is recommend to dilute the product between 10-20% in water. This leaves enough active ingredient to penetrate the filter deposits and treat the internals of the vessel. You would need to dispose of the resulting effluent as you cannot confirm active ingredient concentration in the fluid without specialized equipment.

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.

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?

There is no color change associated with our product as it is not a potassium permanganate based material.

How do you dispose of the FQE Pyrophoric product?

FQE Pyrophoric was designed to be non-hazardous and it as well as any byproducts can be processed through wastewater treatment.

How should FQE Pyrophoric be stored and what is the shelf life of the product?

Product should be stored away in an enclosed area. Recommended Shelf Life is 1 year.

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.