Water is considered as a raw material in industrial processes. When water is a raw material, it has to strictly meet the requirements due to the concerned process in terms of purity, salinity, microbiological presence, pathogens, solids, turbidity, undesirable salts. WATER provides a good environment for harmful microbes to grow and causes biological fouling and corrosion in water and reduces the efficiency of the condensers used for cooling or process in refining of oil/gas products, specialty chemicals (petrochemical refineries), power plant and other process industries.
Biofouling caused by mussels and algae restricts the intake to firewater and jockey pumps at offshore facilities using seawater for their firewater systems. Shock dosing of sodium hypochlorite at set intervals to the firewater pump caisson and a continuous dosing of sodium hypochlorite to the jockey pump caisson, makes the firewater pump caissons / firewater main loop clean and free from macrofouling (algae free).