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Scale inhibitors' action is based on the disruption of nucleation and/or orderly crystal growth of the mineral scale. Inhibiting the formation of crystalline deposits by concentrations much lower than stochiometric levels has been known since 1930. The first application was using 1 to 10 ppm of sodium hexametaphosphate to delay the precipitation of a supersaturated calcium carbonate solution. Since then, polyphosphates and, lately, phosphonates have been used widely to prevent deposits of mineral salts.

New types of molecules have emerged more recently; Arkema's Inipol® AD belongs to that new category of molecules. Today we have broad expertise in modeling and designing scale squeeze treatments.                                                     

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  • Efficiency in systems with high dissolved solids                                                                                                                                
  • Combined scale and corrosion inhibitors                                                                                                                                
  • High thermal stability                                                                                                                                
  • Prevent formation of a variety of scales


  • Squeeze and continuous treatments                                                                                                                                
  • Downhole and topside treatments                                                                                                                                
  • Water treatment and injection                                                                                                                                
  • Downhole capillary injection systems                                                                                                 

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Inipol® AD Range

Mineral scale formation can be inhibited using Inipol® AD additives at very low concentrations, i.e. concentrations much lower than stochiometric levels.

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