Drag Reducing Agents
Leading technology for improved oilfield operations
Drag Reducing Agents reduce the frictional pressure within the flow of a pipeline or conduit. Acting as buffers along the pipe wall, drag reducing agents are long-chain hydrocarbon polymers that decrease the amount of energy lost in turbulent formation. Using drag reducing agents enables operators to increase pipeline flow using the same amount of energy, or decrease the pressure drop for the same fluid flow rate.
By injecting drag reducing agents into the buffer zone within a pipe or conduit a reduction in turbulence can be achieved. The polymers within the drag reducing agent absorb energy and turbulent bursts, reducing subsequent pipeline turbulence and avoiding wasted energy.
TORRENT® drag reducing agents form part of our extensive oilfield chemicals range. Easy to handle with an extensive operating temperature range from -50°C to 40°C - our TORRENT® products are suited to both crude and refined oil applications.
TORRENT® drag reducing agents - engineered to:
- Increase pipeline flow capacity and optimize efficiency by reducing line pressure
- Eliminate additional costs by eliminating intermediate pump stations from system designs
- De-bottleneck pipeline systems without expensive equipment upgrades
- Reduce energy consumption by minimizing drag within the pipeline
- Lower operating pressure without sacrificing pipeline capacity
Our TORRENT® drag reducing agents are combined with our extensive project experience and technical support. We provide on-site commissioning and trial support for equipment, refilling tanks and data monitoring.
TORRENT® drag reducing agents:
- TORRENT® IDR-4181P Drag Reducing Agent
- TORRENT® IDR-5181 Drag Reducing Agent
- TORRENT® IDR-5282 Drag Reducing Agent
- TORRENT® IDR-5383 Drag Reducing Agent
- TORRENT® IDR-6181C Drag Reducing Agent
Our range includes:
TORRENT® IDR-4181P is a suspension of high molecular weight polymers in vegetable oil. It was developed to reduce frictional force losses in finished product pipelines including those containing naphtha, gasoline, and middle distillates. TORRENT® IDR-4181P will not cross contaminate jet fuel finished product pipelines.
TORRENT® IDR-5181 is a suspension of high molecular weight polymer in an organic solvent. The product will extend into its linear form more readily than other drag reducing agents, reducing the formation of micro-turbulence. TORRENT® IDR-5181 is designed as a treatment for drag reduction in short length pipelines aiding in the reduction of overall pressure losses.
TORRENT® IDR-5282 is a slurry of high molecular weight polymers in vegetable oil. The product was developed to reduce frictional force losses in finished product pipelines, including those containing naphtha, gasoline and middle distillates.
TORRENT® IDR-5383 is a slurry of high molecular weight polymers in vegetable oil. The product was developed to reduce frictional force losses in finished product pipelines, including those containing naphtha, gasoline and middle distillates.
TORRENT® IDR-6181C is a suspension of high molecular weight polymer in vegetable oil. Designed as a treatment for drag reduction in crude oil pipelines, this product helps prevent the formation of micro-burst turbulence reducing overall pressure losses in the treated pipeline.
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