Vessels such as desalters, separators, and drums are traditionally very difficult to clean. Common industry practices require fresh air masks to enter the vessel and manually dig out sludge remaining in the unit. Cleaning the vessel can take numerous shifts and can be very hazardous. At Tetrachem, we use Entry Safe™ Decon Technology to eliminate contaminants and condition the solids before entry for greater ease of removal.
Tetrachem uses Boil Out Application method or Circulation Method for cleaning the Desalters depending on the access available, utilities and time. Entry Safe™ Decon Technology penetrates sludge to quickly release hydrogen sulfide (H2S), benzene, and combustible gases (LEL). Pyrophoric iron sulphides are treated before the equipment is handed back to you.
The solids in the vessel will be decontaminated and hydrocarbon-free for ease of removal. This treatment drastically reduces the time needed for final clean out and removes the need for fresh air.