Ferguson adapts chemical tanks for Middle East needs

Offshore staff

ABU DHABI, UAE – Ferguson has expanded its Abu Dhabi and Dubai product range to include a larger fleet of chemical tanks. 

The chemicals are used for a variety of oilfield operations, from well stimulation to cementing and decommissioning

Judith Verner, development manager, Fluid Solutions said: Our new chemical tanks are a 10-ft [3-m] tank with an 8,000-liter capacity and a 20-ft [6-m] tank with a 20,000-liter capacity.

“These have been designed to store a larger volume of chemical over a smaller footprint, which is necessary with the lack of space on a typical platform.”

Chemicals used offshore must be stored and transported under strict controls, set forth in the IMDG code, an international set of regulations for maritime transportation. The code is intended to protect crew members and their environment.

“Some chemicals can have a corrosive effect if incompatible with the tank material, causing pitting and damage to the tank shell,” Verner added. “It is therefore important to ensure product compatibility at all times. Using the wrong tank could potentially pose a risk to both people and the environment.”

10/02/2015

 

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