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FLO Drag Reducing Agents

FLO Drag Reducing Agents

Increase pipeline throughput and reduce frictional pressure

Reduce drag in pipelines carrying crude oil, refined products, water, and multiphase liquids. FLO™ drag reducing agents (DRAs) decrease frictional pressure loss to increase throughput and debottleneck pipelines restricted by pump capacity or operating pressure limits.

Meeting your needs with reliable applications

  • These DRAs use a fast-dissolving, ultrahigh molecular weight copolymer that delivers a high level of pipeline friction reduction. This active polymer dissolves fully in the hydrocarbon fluid and does not coat the pipeline wall or adversely affect the hydrocarbon fluids being treated. 

    FLO DRA applications are engineered with detailed hydraulic expertise and modeling capability to provide the highest inherent drag reduction available. 

    Our full line of pipeline friction reducers address a wide range of treatment scenarios and goals and maintain the quality of the pipeline products.

    • FLO XL, FLO FUSION, and FLO MX slurry products provide high drag reduction in crude oil and finished products pipelines.
    • FLO ULTIMA products provide high drag reduction for heavy crude and asphaltenic crude.
    • FLO XS gel product is a cost-effective solution for pipelines when the purity of the treated stream is important; e.g., in NGL, naphtha, and intra-refinery line applications.
    • FLO ADR drag reducers treat aqueous systems and high water cut multiphase systems to achieve similar results to hydrocarbon pipelines.

    Successful pipeline drag reduction programs require reliable equipment and support. We meet your needs with an internal equipment design, production, and maintenance and technical personnel who are strategically located throughout the world.

    Increase throughput, decrease power consumption while maintaining throughput, and debottleneck hydrocarbon pipelines with FLO drag reducer additives without affecting fluids quality.

    Applications

    Drag and friction reduction in pipelines carrying:

    • Crude oil
    • Refined products
    • Water
    • Multiphase liquids
    • Heavy, asphaltenic crude

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