Norwell, MA (PRWEB) June 08, 2011
Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services, has published a white paper on pipeline maintenance that is available to the chemical industry and specialty chemical industry, as well as petrochemical services industry, to help managers improve plant performance and profitability. Part of the company’s chemical services information campaign, the white paper is an overview of pipeline maintenance and flow efficiency improvement techniques.
Entitled “Pipeline Maintenance Improves Your Bottom Line: Increased Efficiency, Safety and Lifespan Pay Dividends,” the white paper discusses pipeline efficiency and pipeline system optimization. In addition to efficiency metrics, it details several pipeline cleaning technologies, including ultrasonic cleaning, closed loop pigging and chemical cleaning, to maximize pipeline performance.
The white paper combines chemical and petroleum industry best practices with Clean Harbors’ experience in providing optimal pipeline flow efficiency services. It provides a detailed Moody Diagram example that demonstrates flow friction and the effects of deteriorating efficiency with age due to corrosion and scale buildup. It also discusses advanced in-line inspections using “Smart Pigs” and internal pipeline rehabilitation, coating and corrosion inhibition techniques.
“This paper is a reference for chemical, specialty chemical and petroleum process manufacturers who are constantly concerned with plant performance and profitability,” said Andy Santalucia, Manager, Pipeline Services at Clean Harbors and white paper author. “Our objective is to encourage pipeline system optimization throughout the industry and to make managers aware of the technologies and services available to help improve pipeline flow efficiency.”
The white paper is available at: http://www.cleanharbors.com/pipeline-whitepaper.
About Clean Harbors
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves over 50,000 customers, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has more than 175 locations, including over 50 waste management facilities, throughout North America in 36 U.S. states, seven Canadian provinces, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The Company also operates international locations in Bulgaria, China, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.cleanharbors.com.
David N. Proud
Vice President, Marketing
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