How Does Oilfield Cementing Work?

What is Oilfield Cementing?

Oilfield cementing is the procedure of developing and pumping cement into a wellbore. Cementing helps to protect and seal a wellbore. Read more


Top Industrial Chemical Products of 2020

Top Industrial Chemical Products of 2020 | Novamen

Did you know that Canada’s chemistry industry is worth over $53 billion dollars (as reported by the Chemical Institute of Canada), making it one of the most powerful industries within the Canadian economy? 

Industrial chemical products play a vital role when it comes to manufacturing, production and transportation of raw materials, such as natural gas liquids, oil, minerals, and electricity. Large scale projects like these require reliable and high-grade quality chemical products to make sure operations run smoothly.

With so many types of industrial chemical products to choose from, Novamen has put together all the basics you need to know about the most popular industrial chemical products in Canada, along with recommendations on the top industrial chemical solutions you should consider choosing for your projects in 2020. Read more


Effective Solutions for Hydrogen Sulfide

Effective Solutions for Hydrogen Sulfide | Novamen

What is Hydrogen Sulfide? 

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S/H ₂S) is a chemical compound produced as a result of the microbial breakdown of organic materials. It is a product created either naturally from decaying organic matter, or synthetically as a result of the chemical process.

On its own, Hydrogen Sulfide is a colourless gas that burns easily, and can be recognized by the foul odour of “rotten eggs”, at lower concentration levels. 

It is important to note that hydrogen sulphide is very poisonous, corrosive, and flammable. To learn more about how to use Hydrogen Sulfide safely, click here. Specific safe work methods and procedures are used to limit exposure and potential hazardous risks. 

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How to Prevent Your Equipment from Freezing Up

Frozen Car On Ice - Freeze Conditioning - Novamen

What Does Freeze Conditioning Mean? 

Freeze conditioning is the process of using chemical products to help stabilize or moderate equipment from icing up and becoming frozen in harsh climates. When equipment gets frozen at a construction project, workers can find themselves in difficult and dangerous positions as they try to work around any frozen materials or tools.

Freeze conditioning products are used at construction sites to help to lower the temperatures of the equipment, weaken any ice formation and ease the overall process of material handling during the winter times. 

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Hydro Testing 101: Fluids, Methods, Procedure

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What Is Hydrostatic (Pressure) Testing?

Hydrostatic testing (also known as “hydro testing” or “pressure testing”) is the process of checking piping systems, gas cylinders, builders and pressure vessels for strength and leakage. Hydrostatic testing is often seen after shutdowns or repairs as equipment must be checked and validated before going into service operation again. Testing must be done when the equipment is shut down in order to monitor for any abnormal conditions or signs of leaking:

“Although hydrostatic testing is considered to be a nondestructive testing method, equipment can rupture and fail if the inspection exceeds a specified test pressure or if a small crack propagates rapidly.”

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