Ecoserv was not only the first company to introduce steam generation to the Gulf of Mexico as a means of degassing vessels, but also owns and maintains the largest fleet of mobile steam boilers in the GOM.
50’ Pipeline Riser & Decommission Pipeline
This 50’ Pipeline Riser was cleaned at Acadian Contractors. The during and after photos illustrate the visual difference between a riser with paraffin and a riser after the completion of the steam generation process. The paraffin pictures are what was removed from 1 pipeline riser. All paraffin was contained in cutting boxes. The pipe is set at an 10°-15° angle which allows the paraffin to flow thru the pipe and into the cutting box. The steam is injected on the high end of the
pipe and waste is released at the low end of the pipe.
Ecoserv was recently challenged by a customer to remove accumulated paraffin from 3 process systems on one of their facilities. Liquid handling equipment was performing at less than 50% rated volumes and well flowing tubing pressure exhibited back pressure due to restricted piping. The customer required that waste be minimized and confined space entry be avoided. Ecoserv surveyed the facility, created a unique procedure, and fabricated specialty equipment required.
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