Safety and Environmental
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin 1790
Batch treating is often a necessary part of maintaining oil or gas wells and sometimes requires the use of powerful chemicals to control paraffin and corrosion. When adding a well to a treating program, the intent is to provide a sufficient amount of beneficial chemicals to counteract destructive chemical reactions that may occur during the production of oil and gas. Regular treatments are necessary to ensure that enough chemical is present at all times to provide adequate protection of the process and materials. Batch treating is a safe and reliable way to deliver chemicals into a producing well. The chemicals travel down the casing, back up the tubing mixing with produced fluids, and are contained within the gathering and storage systems with the intended benefit.The closed system of a producing well prevents exposure to treating chemicals during normal operations, but when it is necessary to remove the rods and tubing from a well, people and the environment are at risk.
The solution is simple and people use it every day, soap and water. Cleaning the outside of the tubing where chemicals are most highly concentrated can prevent exposure and contamination of soil caused by rain or condensation. Choosing a method that removes and contains chemical residue at the source is a safe choice and may provide a wider selection when choosing treating chemicals. Water jetting and power washing are preferred methods for cleaning equipment across many different industries. WasherPlate™ allows any producer to maintain their well with the best available chemical treatment and stay compliant with state and federal regulations concerning safety, health and environmental issues.