Cleaning of pipelines is essential for the following reasons
- To remove any debris left in the line from new construction: items such as tools, wielding rods, wielding icicles etc.
- To keep the hydraulic efficiency within design limits by removing slug, wax debris& scale etc which accumulate in the pipelines during operation.
- To remove mill scale water drop out and other corrective products thus increasing the useful life of the asset.
- Trans-Asia pipeline works closely with client/Contractor to determine the most effective method of cleaning necessary to accomplish the desired goals while also considering the costs associated with materials acquisition and waste disposal to minimize the environmental impact of the chemicals used during the cleaning operations.
Thus using both engineering and economics the proper balance between each aspect of the cleaning process may be achieved in order to yield the greatest overall benefit in the quickest possible time frame with minimum but potential resources.