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Nalco Champion Launches New Copper Corrosion Inhibitor for Cooling Water

Global research and development effort delivers exceptional asset protection and water-saving opportunities

July 31, 2018
Yukon Yellow Metal Corrosion Control

SUGAR LAND, TX -- Nalco Champion, an Ecolab Company, has launched a yellow metal corrosion inhibitor for cooling water that provides superior asset protection to customers, while reducing environmental impact and improving supply stability compared to traditional treatment chemistries.

This internally manufactured and patented innovation enhances Ecolab’s 3D TRASARTM Technology that saves customers nearly 150 billion gallons of water a year. It does this by combing innovative chemistry, remote services and sophisticated monitoring and control in 36,000 connected systems globally, collecting 27 billion data points that are used to deliver customized on-site expertise. 3D TRASAR™ systems detect the upsets that precede scaling, corrosion and biofouling, and deliver the appropriate chemical response. The result is a balanced, efficient and safe cooling, boiler or membrane system that requires less maintenance, eliminates over-and under-dosing of chemicals, increasing their efficiency, protecting production equipment and reducing costs.

“The patented treatment provides a step-change in yellow metal protection,” said Danny Rey, Nalco Champion’s Senior Vice President of Global Downstream. “It is developed to function under high-stress conditions brought on by corrosive waters, aggressive halogenation and high holding times, allowing our customers to further reduce their water footprint.”

This new technology stems from the more than $1 billion innovation pipeline that our 1,600 scientists, engineers and technical specialists deliver year on year. Ecolab has 19 global technology centres to serve our customers around the world and holds more than 8,700 patents that secure our leading position in the industry.

“Our largest customers have been the first to recognize that this new best-in-class technology enables them to achieve both production and sustainability goals,” Rey said. “The yellow metal heat exchangers are critical assets in petroleum refining and petrochemical production, so the market has embraced this innovation.”


About Nalco Champion

Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, provides safe, sustainable chemistry programs and services to the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, refineries and petrochemical operations in more than 170 countries around the world. Through onsite problem solving and the application of innovative technologies, we maximise production, optimise water use and overcome complex challenges in the world’s toughest energy frontiers. For more Nalco Champion information, visit nalcochampion.ecolab.com.

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About Ecolab

A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $14 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimise water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.

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