Quench Technology

Quench is a mild oxidizing agent used in the vapor phase to remediate pyrophoric iron sulfide. Quench can be injected with steam or nitrogen immediately following the patented QuikTurn® Vaporganic® process. The reaction between Quench and iron sulfide is complete when a positive result is obtained on the Quench field test strip.

Quench allows overhead systems or large drums to be treated without having to fill and soak with water. Quench is injected with a vapor phase process. The vapor phase application saves time and dramatically reduces the amount of effluent generated during the cleaning process.

Quench can be used on a wide variety of equipment fouled with iron sulfide. Examples include:

  • Fractionation column overhead exchangers
  • Overhead accumulators
  • Heat exchangers
  • Reboilers
  • Surge drums
  • Vessels containing demister screens or pads
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