Ultimate hires Furner Supply as latest distributor

13 February 2023

Eliazar Cruz (Photo: Furner Supply.)

Ultimate Chemicals has hired Furner Supply as its distributor for South America, Central America, Mexico, and Africa. Based in Houston, Texas, Furner Supply is led by Eliazar Cruz.

The newest distributor comes less than two months after the company announced it chose Charms Agencies as its exclusive distributor and services provider for India.

Ultimate Chemicals, based in Moore, OK, makes and sells specialty chemicals to clean equipment used to clean equipment in the gas compression industry. The company has two valve treatment chemical solutions: the VTR and the VTI, which stand for Valve Treatment Removed and Valve Treatment Injection.

The VTR is the company’s soaking solution, designed to clean reciprocating compressor valves with a timed submersion. The timing varies depending on the condition of the valve, but most valves can be cleaned within an hour in the solution, said David Vannostran, vice president of operations.

The company’s VTI treatment is injected into the suction line of a reciprocating compressor while in operation and is misted into the chamber every minute to treat the valves without shutting down the compressor. Typically the application calls for about two quarts per day.

Most compressor applications in stable environments will use about 1 gpd (3.8 L/d) of the chemical solution. Harsher environments could require more than that, depending on the size, material and amount of buildup, Vannostran said. With both treatments, the goal remains the same – keeping valves clean to maintain efficient compressor operation, mitigate costs and reduce downtime.

The two products are nearly identical, with the VTI having a few different properties to prevent any potential adverse effects on the compressor components from extended use.

Ultimate Chemicals also has a preventive maintenance flush, which is designed to be run every two or three years to remove burned glycol and restore a cooling system as the compressor is running.

There are some clear cost saving when using the company’s flush systems. In addition to extending the life of valves and other components, they allow the operator to continue running the compressor.

“If you do the math, the savings add up pretty quickly,” he said.

The company recently opened up an online store, which includes a website that showcases its extensive product line of chemicals used to clean industrial engines and cooling systems in natural gas, pipeline, and compressor stations.

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