Study on Chemical Cleaning Agent in Treatment of Abandoned Oil Pipeline

Fajie Yang, Chunman Li, Jing Li, Hongtao Wang, Siyu Wu, Yanqing Gao, J. Wu, C.-H. Weng, R. Weerasinghe
2019 E3S Web of Conferences  
After pipeline construction burst china energy pipeline industry commonly faced with aging and abandonment problem. The study on pipeline abandonment was still in preliminary state, because there is nearly no pipeline abandonment standards and guidelines. Pipeline cleaning is the first step to dispose the abandoned pipeline to eliminate the risk of environment and safety. In foreign developed countries there are many chemical cleaning agents. But this chemical cleaning agent is not suitable for
more » ... is not suitable for residual of chines pipeline because of oil difference between china and foreign country. The most of residual in china have a very high paraffin and resin-asphaltenes content. So preparation of chemical cleaning suitable for china residual is a challenge on the technology of abandonment pipeline. In this paper two kinds of chemical cleaning agent were prepared to clean the different type of residual. They are hydrophilic chemical cleaning agent and oil soluble chemical cleaning agent. The result of cleaning project shows that the both kind of chemical cleaning have good performance for the abandoned pipeline. The chemical cleaning agents will assist pipeline company to totally clean the abandoned pipeline to ensure the public safety and environment protection.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/201911801031 fatcat:hbijr75fijeulku3vis5w7r2ae