Part 15: Foam Cleaning

Posted by Doug Mason, M.Sc., Organic Chemistry on Apr 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

 

In the previous article we discussed the concept and use of foams as an effective cleaning methodology. Part two is about chemical solvents, inhibitors, foaming agents and other aspects of the foam cleaning methodology.

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Topics: Foam, Vapor Phase Degreasing

Part 14: Foam Cleaning

Posted by Doug Mason, M.Sc., Organic Chemistry on Feb 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

 

Foam cleaning represents a unique application of a technological extension of conventional chemical cleaning methodology. It is extremely well suited to the cleaning of large volume equipment and structures which are unable to support the weight of conventional liquid solvents. The same solvents used in common liquid-fill cleaning operations are again employed. The major difference is the addition to the liquid solvent of a suitable foaming agent. The surfactant convers stability to the foam which is generated by mixing air with the common solvent.

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Topics: Foam, Vapor Phase Degreasing

Part 11: Refinery Catalytic Reactors and Vapor-Phase Degreasing

Posted by Doug Mason, M.Sc., Organic Chemistry on Jun 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM

 

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In a previous discussion about Hydrotreating, we talked about the types of fouling present in various parts of the hydrotreater. We did not address the catalytic reactor and cleaning of reactor internals of hydrocarbon liquids and heavier hydrocarbon deposits. 

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Topics: Hydrotreater, Vapor Phase Degreasing, Catalytic Reactors

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