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Halliburton’s Ultrasonic System is an innovative cleaning technology used for enhanced cleaning of hydrocarbon processing equipment and tools that are contaminated or corroded. Employing a combination of ultrasonic technology, chemicals and heat provide superior results while consuming less energy and water and significantly reducing waste. The ultrasonic cleaning unit is mobile and can be easily assembled in a refinery plant wash bay or onboard an offshore installation with fully automated system functions; chemical fluid levels, skimming, filtration, heating and sonic-wave generation. Ultrasonic Transducers strategically mounted within the cleaning bath produce cyclic waves of rarefaction-compression throughout the liquid. These waves create microscopic cavitation bubbles that form and implode on all immersed equipment, creating small and forceful micro jets of liquid that remove the contaminant from all exposed surfaces regardless of design complexity. The versatility of the ultrasonic system allows multiple pieces of equipment to be cleaned simultaneously and is designed to insure no erosion or damage affects the equipment structure.

Applications

  • Cleaning of all mechanical equipment
  • Operating temperature up to 70ºC, ultrasonic frequency at 25 kHz
  • Working volume: 7,5m x 1,48m x 1,45m  

Benefits

  • Cleans combined hydrocarbon residue, salts, corrosion, polymers, NORM etc
  • Submersion technology allows sound waves to reach and remove contamination in hidden areas (interspatial)  
  • Reduce overall cleaning costs through realized savings in energy and purchased resources
  • Targeted chemistries for optimizing the ultrasonic effect
  • 80% reduction on cleaning water requirements and waste water

Features

  • Mobil set up, suitable for offshore with DNV certification. Contaminated equipment can be clean at Halliburton facilities
  • Fully automated system functions: chemical fluid levels, skimming, filtration, heating and sonic-wave generation.
  • Several baskets for different cleaning applications