O-Scent

Destruction of odours

Unlike many other products,
O-Scent doesn't hide the smell but destroys the odour-particles on a molecular level.

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Water Lube

Water Lube is a water-based formulation, used during the manufacture of paper tissue and towel products in the paper converting industry. It replaces mineral oil lubricants and avoids build-up of laminating glues, fibres and dust on the steel embossing and rubber marrying rollers.

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Decommissioning of an odorant storage tank

Challenge

To minimise and contain exposure to the atmosphere of liquid gas odorants during decommissioning of an odorant storage tank and associated equipment


Background

Periodically either due to regulatory inspection requirements, ageing of the equipment or stringent regulatory requirements for underground storage tanks, gas companies are now facing the challenge of cleaning, decommissioning and disposing of equipment which has contained and been exposed to liquid odorants ( ex Mercaptans )

Odorant storage tanks have large quantities of reusable steel and are frequently being recycled. However when crushed or shredded at a recycling facility, odorant residue escapes from the storage tank into the atmosphere. This odour release prompts complaints and false natural gas leak alarms from nearby residents. An important need has been established for removing odorant residues from these storage tanks prior to any recycling operations.


Procedure

To carry out task without injury to people and damage to property, it is important to be aware of the potential problems and hazards associated with such an undertaking. Cleaning of underground tanks should only be performed by highly trained crews with the necessary experience and certifications.

Foul smelling gas odorant compounds are added to natural gas, which in itself has no discernible odour, to providing a means of detecting a gas leak from a gas pipe line. The most widely used gas odorant compounds are Mercaptan and Sulphide based products and are recognized by their strong odour. Odorants are volatile, foul smelling and extremely flammable liquids. The potential hazards associated with handling odorants are fire and explosion.

Before an odorant tank or other equipment that has been exposed to an odorant product can be disposed of, there must be a procedure to eliminate the odour emanating from the equipment and neutralise the explosion hazard posed by the pyrophoric iron sulphides that reside in the vessel.


Solution

Both the odour and the explosion hazard are eliminated by treating the carbon steel utilising a technically unique process incorporating a proprietary solution of an innovative chemical product called O-Scent.

Technic Eco Services SA can assist in the decommissioning of old gas installations and the company’s service includes the decontamination of equipment and the disposal of the waste.