Oil field equipment such as 'work-over rigs', coiled tubing units, wire-line units, pumping units and even hand tools become fouled with use. All this industrial equipment must be cleaned periodically for proper operation, to avoid maintenance issues, to perform maintenance when required; and, in some cases, for aesthetic purposes.
Traditional means of cleaning include caustic cleaners, solvents (including diesel), and steam. Each of these methods has certain drawbacks in terms of personnel safety, environmental impact, labor cost, and efficacy.
Depending on the equipment to be cleaned and the condition of the deposits, G.E.T. offers two products for cleaning and degreasing: Oil Field Rig & Equipment Cleaner and Heavy Duty Degreaser. Each of these products work in the same general fashion and all are delivered in a concentrated form and are activated by diluting with water on-site. The condition of the equipment to be cleaned will dictate the dilution factor. For equipment cleaning, the typical process is to dilute the product and apply this ready-to-use solution via a pressure washer. Each of the products employs colloidal micelle technology to penetrate the hydrocarbon deposit quickly and completely. In addition to cleaning, the products encapsulate and suppress volatile organic compounds (VOCs) so worker safety is further enhanced.
G-CLEAN Oil Field Rig & Equipment Cleaner as well as G-CLEAN Heavy Duty Degreaser is manufactured in the USA from plant-based materials grown in the USA, offers a fully biodegradable alternative to traditional solvent or steam cleaning operations and are safe for the people who must apply them.
G-CLEAN Heavy Duty Degreaser cleans a wide range of hydrocarbon deposits found on equipment, vehicles, and tanks found in the oil and gas industries. G-Clean® Heavy Duty Degreaser is manufactured from non-toxic, plant-based material to produce a colloidal suspension. When activated by mixing with water, the product forms nano-sized cleaning particles called micelles. These micelles act immediately to penetrate oils and grease. Each molecule of oil is broken down separately and then held in a colloidal suspension as it is rinsed off the clean surface being cleaned.
In municipal waste water systems fats, oils, and grease (FOG) can foul lift stations and associated piping. G-Clean® Heavy Duty Degreaser can be used to penetrate the deposit and remove it. Since the product is non-toxic it will not negatively affect the biological processes in the treatment plant.
Tests have proven that G-CLEAN Heavy Duty Degreaser can lift the toughest "baked" on oil where conventional solutions have failed to do so.
Whether cleaning for aesthetics, improved operation, or to effect repairs, the G-CLEAN solution is effective. Crude-oil fouled rigs and oil field service equipment may not only be an eye-sore but may prevent proper operation or maintenance and repairs. Under the deposits, corrosion can actually damage equipment. G-CLEAN Oilfield Rig & Equipment Cleaner is manufactured from non-toxic, plant-based material to produce a colloidal suspension. When activated by mixing with water, the product forms NANO-sized cleaning particles called micelles. These micelles act immediately to penetrate oils and grease. Each molecule of oil is broken down separately and then held in a colloidal suspension as it is rinsed off the clean equipment surface. The individual oil molecules held in this suspension then allows for a multi-directional attack by the naturally occurring bacteria in the oil and grease deposit. The small molecule size and increased surface area provides the optimum conditions for biodegradation.
Whether you are washing a work-over rig, oil well, pumping unit, coil tubing unit, pump jack, or any other type of equipment, the cleaning can be done in a wash rack or in the field. For oil field work, the wash waste will biodegrade since the action of the resident bacteria in the crude is enhanced. Cleaning is rapid, effective and environmentally friendly. And, unlike caustic cleaners, G-CLEAN Oilfield Rig & Equipment cleaner can be used on polished aluminum and painted surfaces without damaging them.