Paradigm Flow Services launched an innovative system for cleaning safety critical fire mains in oil and gas installations. Pure-Flow can be injected into fire mains systems while pressurized making it possible, for the first time, to deal with corrosion accumulation without shutting down operations.
Corrosion and marine growth in offshore fire mains is an industry-wide issue, particularly in aging assets where the pipework can be more than 25 years old. Paradigm has launched Pure-Flow to tackle corrosion caused by bacteria, which can restrict water flow, thin pipeline walls and also cause blockages in deluge nozzles.
Pure-Flow is a practical-to-use chemical for the remediation of fire mains, and is also environmentally friendly. Using a pioneering deployment method, Paradigm can inject the chemical treatment and take debris from a live fire mains system whilst maintaining the system pressure.
Rob Bain, Managing Director of Paradigm Flow Services said, "Pure-Flow was developed to tackle corrosion and marine debris in fire mains which is a problem faced by many aging assets globally. Fire mains systems can become ineffective due to marine growth and corrosion and this safety-critical equipment needs to be in full working order to ensure the safety of personnel and assets.
"Pure-Flow is relevant to both offshore and onshore facilities as many installations and plants have similar problems, but it is difficult to get into the pipework to treat tuberculation and biofilms which accumulate in fire mains and sea water systems."
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