Reactor Cleaning

Patented, Proven Reactor Cleaning Solutions

USA DeBusk offers reliable, effective solutions to chemically clean high-pressure reactor loops. Options include a patented, non-exotherm, online cleaning and degassing process that provides faster cleaning, improved schedule predictability, reduced costs, cleaner equipment, and increased fluidity of spent catalyst to streamline dumping.

The process uses specially engineered chemistries to remove hydrocarbon deposits and degas reactors online, during the early stages of a process unit shutdown. It removes LEL, H2S, benzene, and other noxious gases from hydrotreaters, hydrocrackers and many media-containing vessels with dry gas.

Experience & Expertise

Planning and execution by specialists with deep plant and project management backgrounds

Shorter Shutdown Timelines

Fast-acting chemistries shorten cleaning times and turnaround schedules

No-Exotherm Option

Increase safety with optional non-heat-generating chemistry
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Cleaning integrates seamlessly into your shutdown procedures

Efficient, Effective Cleaning

USA DeBusk reactor cleaning integrates seamlessly into your high-pressure catalyst reactor shutdown procedures and produces results that are efficient, effective, and predictable. It decreases flushing and sweeping, eliminates hydrogen hot stripping before cooldown, and minimizes subsequent nitrogen purging.

USA DeBusk’s chemical products are non-acqueous, proprietary blends of solvents designed to dissolve hydrocarbon foulants and remove LEL, H2S, benzene and other noxious gases. The process works to enhance hydrogen gas sweeping by improving the evaporation characteristics and clearing profile of the hydrocarbons in the system.

Save Time & Money

The process yields substantial cost savings from shorter cleaning times and reduced hydrogen and nitrogen usage.

As an online process with fast-acting chemistries, USA DeBusk reactor cleaning significantly reduces shutdown time and increases scheduling certainty for catalyst turnarounds. It produces cleaner high-pressure equipment compared to traditional methods, reducing the delays and costs of further mechanical cleaning once the unit is opened.

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The process produces cleaner high-pressure equipment compared to traditional methods
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USA DeBusk reactor cleaning enhances safety by reducing time on site

Improves Safety & Protects Catalyst

USA DeBusk reactor cleaning enhances safety and compliance by reducing total time on site, decreasing or eliminating confined space entry for cleaning, and minimizing venting and flaring. Optional no-exotherm chemistry enhances safety in potentially volatile applications.

The process has no harmful effects on catalysts and removes more of the hydrocarbon contaminant from the catalyst surfaces than other cleaning options.

If the catalyst is going to be removed and regenerated, it improves the dumping process by increasing spent catalyst fluidity. Enhanced cleaning also may improve catalyst regeneration. If the catalyst is going to be left in place, benefits may include decreased pressure drops and increased catalyst activity.

Experience You Can Trust

USA DeBusk reactor cleaning projects are planned and executed by teams of experts with extensive experience in chemical cleaning, reactive chemistry, and plant operations.

From degreed engineers in project planning to veteran supervisors and technicians in the field, we apply decades of experience to ensure your reactor shutdown proceeds safely and efficiently.

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Our teams include experts with extensive experience in chemical cleaning, reactive chemistry, and plant operations
Projects are planned and executed by highly experienced teams of specialists
Reduces risk by reducing time on site
Decreases or eliminates confined space entry
Optional no-exotherm chemistry
Minimizes venting and flaring
Effective removal of LEL, H2S, benzene, and other noxious gases
Faster shutdown timeline
Increased scheduling certainty
Cleaner high-pressure equipment
Elimination or reduction of flushing
Elimination or reduction of hydrogen hot stripping
Decreased nitrogen usage
Reduction in venting/flaring
Opportunity to improve catalyst fluidity during dumping
Opportunity to improve catalyst regeneration
Cleaning chemistry is compatible as feedstock
No harmful effects on the catalyst