Mercury Management Services
During the past decade CR Asia has earned a reputation as the leading company in Asia to offer mercury remediation and monitoring services to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. CR Asia works closely with our customers to create process-specific procedures that enable safe handling of mercury contaminated materials, equipment and waste streams. CR Asia has developed specialized equipment, chemicals and tools that enable us to perform all types of decontamination operations, from vapor suppression to extensive mercury decontamination of large vessels. Our health risk assessments programs have been developed to educate workers on mercury hazards and to provide absolutely safe work practices.
Mercury, if present as a component of hydrocarbon process streams, accumulates in equipment by reaction with surfaces and dissolution in sludge.When contaminated equipment is opened for cleaning or inspection, mercury vapor is emitted which is problematic for work activities. Sludge that accumulates in separators and process vessels and that contains mercury requires special handling. CR Asia has experienced work teams and specialized equipment to decontaminate piping and equipment and capture waste for transport. In cooperation with WVT Industries of Belgium we have developed specially designed chemicals specifically to aid in mercury vapor suppression and decontamination.
CR Asia uses state-of-the-art equipment and experienced personnel to monitor and document mercury vapor in plant work environments. When equipment is opened during turn-around or hot work is performed, mercury vapor can be present and its concentration in air is important to selection of personal protection equipment and decontamination procedures. Several types of mercury monitors are used depending on process components.
CR Asia assists our clients to characterize, contain,transport and store hazardous waste. CR Asia works with certified and accredited disposal companies to provide safe and transparent disposal options that meet all local regulations and environmental requirements. CR Asia is the leading company in Asia to remove hazardous mercury waste from offshore production platforms.
CR Asia works with Mercury Technology Services to inspect heat exchangers and other equipment for mercury deposition. Inspection methods include computational modeling, visual (borescope) and noninvasive radiography. CR Asia/MTS have extensive experience to locate and map mercury in refineries, gas plants, offshore production facilities and petrochemical plants. Both empirical and computational techniques are employed.
- Vessel, drum & column decontamination
- Waste characterization and segregation
- Plant shutdown monitoring (steam-out, purging, vessel opening)
- Mercury awareness and PPE training
- Mercury mapping for plant contamination diagnosis
- Mercury contaminated sludge removal
- Technical support (mercury removal, materials selection, HSE)
- Equipment inspection (aluminum heat exchangers, membranes)
- Chemicals for mercury spills and decontamination
- Hazardous waste transportation and storage
- Pipeline decontamination to remove mercury for decommission