During the pre-commissioning process, systems must be rid of loose debris and hydro testing fluid prior to start-up. The two most common methods for this type of system cleaning are air blowing and high velocity flushing.
Any scheduled maintenance and inspection performed in the oil and gas industry first requires the reduction and removal of potential hazards from the systems being maintained. These hazards can include hydrocarbons/ LEL’s, benzene, H2S, iron sulphide (pyrophoric iron), ammonia, and mercaptans.
Improved safety regulations, mandatory vessel inspections, and new environmental requirements are increasing the demand for system decontamination in the oil and gas industry.
Learn how using nitrogen accelerated cool downs can be a great option for quick system cool downs during regular maintenance events.
The importance of filtration in the oil and gas industry is often underestimated. Visual inspections of the inside of equipment can be very difficult, and many particles that would potentially be captured by filters escape the naked eye.