Oil Industry Case
The presence of microorganisms in oil production, processing, transportation and storage systems, fuel tanks, pipelines, oil and gas storage and gas supply systems, is a very unfavorable fact and are often difficult to remove.
The problems in production caused by biofilms
1 Micro-overgrowing with biofilm are the basis for further macro-overgrowing and formation of deposits, which significantly reduce the throughput capability of pipelines.
2 Biofilms are the cause of 40% of the corrosion occurring within oil and gas pipelines. This corrosion is caused by the action of microorganisms.
3 Moreover, microorganisms are also able to cause degradation of oil hydrocarbons that lead to an increase in the density of the oil, the sulfur content and its viscosity.
4 Unfavorable activity of microorganisms leads to the release of undesirable substances-polymers, organic acids that affect the quality of oil and gas.
In practice / solution
The chemicals used in the industry affect mainly plankton microorganisms and are not able to dissolve the biofilms formed by these microorganisms. As a consequence, the problem isn’t solved.
IDEPS is an exception, since it solves the problem of the negative influence of biofilms in the oil-producing and oil-refining industry.
Minimizes the costs of eliminating bio-overgrowing problems;
Reduces the necessary technical maintenance period;
Prevents equipment failure;
Optimizes production processes;
Reduces economic losses during production, as well as transportation of oil and oil products.
Ecology and safety
IDEPS is safe and non-toxic.
IDEPS has the lowest toxicity with dermal contact and moderate toxicity when ingested.