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Hose & Pump Flush

Hose & Pump Flush

Diesel-based solvents are commonly used for cleaning pumps and flushing hoses in-between frac stages, but a recent a shift towards improving the environmental footprint has led to finding alternatives for mitigating the risks of spills and the handling of these harsh solvents. Innospec Oilfield Services offers a diesel-free hydrocarbon solvent used to flush and rinse chemical hoses and the chem-add pumps after pumping a treatment. The solvent is used to flush both water and non-water-based products such as friction reducers and gel slurries. In addition to rinsing, the product will also lubricate the pumps for their long-term performance.