Our acid and caustic treatments use fit-for-purpose blends circulated through your system to clean and remove foulant. Using advanced laboratory equipment, we design the right blend to address your specific needs and maximize treatment effectiveness.
Using high-powered, innovative jet nozzle technology, our rotary tank cleaning machines combine pressure and flow to get the job done right. Tank contaminants are blasted from the surface by a concentrated stream; while at the same time, nozzles engineered to rotate in a 360° pattern ensure full-coverage cleaning.
Using high velocity circulation, Blackstone Pipeline removes unwanted contaminants from lube and hydraulic system piping. This prevents damage to small rotating equipment parts such as bearings, hydraulic controls and instrumentation. Oil is heated and circulated through the piping and then filtered to extract and collect particulate, with filtration as fine as 1 micron.
Passivation of steels is a post-fabrication process with the end goal of making surfaces more passive and corrosion resistant. This is done by restoring the surface to its original characteristics with protective oxide film.
Foam cleaning gives you the results of a comprehensive chemical clean, without a chemical unit on-site. Used for aerial coolers, Our Blackstone Pipeline experts use an eco-friendly foam, for aerial coolers. It’s applied to the units and then rinsed away. The result is an effective clean, with no large equipment required.
Blackstone Pipeline provide’s portable liquid filtration to a 5 micron particle size. This can be used to recover water from hydrotesting procedures, so that it can be returned to containment ponds or natural sources. We also provide water testing services to ensure water meets the required criterion following filtration.
Our in-situ exchanger cleaning services connect to your heat exchanger using hoses or a combination of hoses and hard piping to circulate fit-for-purpose chemistry. This chemical blend has the capacity to clean shell side, tube side, or both, and can be tailored to meet your specific needs based on the type of foulant (scale or hydrocarbon) being cleaned.
Blackstone Pipeline’s vapour phase cleaning services can be used to remove difficult deposits and debris in tanks, pipelines and process vessels. Stuck-on particles are loosened by injecting steam at 380°C (716°F) with chemistry. As the deposits become more viscous, they settle to the bottom of the vessel where they can be drained. Additionally, the steam can lower the concentration of volatile gases under the explosive limit (LEL) by diluting the environment.
Using the Conco ProSeries™ Tube Cleaning System, we provide effective cleaning to heat exchanger tubes. This durable, field-proven system has cleaned more than 100 million heat exchanger tubes in power plants and industrial facilities around the world.
This cleaning system uses safe, 200 psi water pressure to drive scrapers through fouled tubes and obstructions in one pass. The scrapers are engineered to clean a range of deposits, including:
Through an exclusive relationship with Conco Systems, Blackstone Pipeline offers a safe and effective solution to tube wall cleaning with the HydroDrill. The HydroDrill is a high-torque cleaning system that works through a water flushing and rotary drilling action to clean hard deposits, including:
The single-pass operation allows blocked tubes to be restored without multiple passes, saving you both time and money.
Through an exclusive relationship with National Exchange Corp., we provide an effective method of heat exchanger cleaning with a significantly reduced impact on the environment. Using the patented Mobile Bundle Cleaner (MBC), we remove fouling to the core of the exchanger, restoring heat transfer to near design specification.
Blackstone Pipeline’s exchanger cleaning services help achieve safe and effective heat exchanger cleaning with a reduced environmental footprint.
As a non-reactive gas, nitrogen is used to support pipelines. Blackstone Pipeline offers a full fleet of advanced equipment and an experienced team, to provide reliable, fit-for-purpose nitrogen solutions.
The cool-down time needed for facilities, including reactors, furnaces and turbines, requiring shut downs for maintenance can be lengthy. Our nitrogen assisted, accelerated cool-down for reactors, furnaces and turbines make this procedure more efficient.
Catalysts are critical to facility operations but can also present significant safety hazards. Blackstone Pipeline’s catalyst handling and support service provides a safe and effective method for catalyst management. Using nitrogen, our experts create an inert environment that allows work to be completed safely for optimized facility performance.
After a facility shutdown, hot stripping uses nitrogen to burn off any residual hydrocarbons remaining in the system, while heating uses nitrogen to warm-up reactors, furnaces and turbines. These measures ensure the equipment is ready and at the proper operating temperature before the introduction of process gases or fluids.
Leak detection, both onshore and offshore, can cost time and money and create significant safety hazards-including flash fires or sour gas leaks. Detecting and eliminating leaks is critical to successful operations and is done as part of commissioning and start-up procedures.
Pipelines and operational facilities often require work to be done on active lines. Freeze plugs provide the ability to isolate a section requiring maintenance instead of purging the entire line.
Blanketing uses nitrogen to fill the space in storage tanks containing flammable liquids or solids. By replacing the air in the vessel with an inert gas like nitrogen, hazards from combustible materials can be prevented. Blackstone Pipeline uses nitrogen blanketing can be used to maintain a dry, inert environment that inhibits tank corrosion.
Displacement involves moving gases or liquids to make it safe to work in a particular section of a facility. The process is achieved using gas, often nitrogen, and requires detailed calculations and simulations. With an experienced team and state-of-the-art nitrogen pumping equipment, we design and execute reliable programs with predictable results.
Nitrogen inerting is a technique that provides a safe working environment for carrying out hot work maintenance in the presence of hydrocarbons. Nitrogen inerting is fast, reliable, cost-effective, and eliminates the risk of hydrocarbon explosions.
Testing a facility’s mechanical integrity prior to use is fundamental to maintaining safe and effective operations. Blackstone Pipeline provides thorough and reliable pneumatic pressure testing services using data acquisition and analysis to provide accurate results that exceed the requirements for certification.
Purging involves moving or diluting gases or liquids until it becomes safe to work in that section of the facility or pipeline. Our process is achieved using gas, often nitrogen, and requires detailed calculations and simulations. With an experienced team and state-of-the-art nitrogen pumping equipment, we design and execute reliable programs with predictable results.
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