Founded in 1958, Coastal Chemical Co., LLC has emerged as an Oil and Gas leader in chemical distribution by offering customers not only the industry's finest product lines, but also the expert value-added services and unparalleled customer support they need to maximize operating efficiency and reduce overall cost.
Coastal Chemical is made up of four distinct business units – Fuel and Lubes, Process Chemicals, Production Treating Chemicals and our N-Spec® Pipeline Cleaning Services. Viewed separately, each business unit provides quality products and expert services tightly focused on a specific area of the oil and gas industry. Together, these four business units form a comprehensive and industry wide solution that is unsurpassed by any competitor.
Our staff consists of leading chemical engineering experts who have published countless technical papers and studies on every aspect of oil and gas treating. These experts along with our Sales team work closely with each customer to provide service options that drive down operating costs and maximize efficiencies.
For buyers of chemicals who seek a distributor with a difference, we submit our record of growth, reputation for quality, and roster of loyal customers and suppliers. We are the distributor of choice for companies seeking cost savings through the efficient use of quality products. Coastal Chemical as a subsidiary of Brenntag, the Largest Global Chemical Distributor, invites you to contact us for more information on how we can put our capabilities to work for you.
Coastal Chemical's focus on the Oil and Gas industry is enhanced by Brenntag's strategic position and commitment to be the leading chemical distributor servicing our Oil and Gas Customers Globally. National and Corporate Account Managers can develop pricing programs and strategic agreements to provide for our customer's multiple locations and requirements across all of Brenntag and the Coastal Business Units. Please visit Brenntag's Oil and Gas website to learn more of our expanded capabilities.
With the finest product lines, expert cost-reducing services, the highest safety standards, and an unbreakable commitment to providing world class customer support, Coastal Chemical truly is a distributor with a difference. Contact Coastal Chemical today and experience the difference for yourself.
Coastal Chemical's Quality Policy is our pledge to every customer to "deliver the right product, in the right package, in the right quantity, at the right time, with the right paper work, invoiced at the right quoted price, safely every time." As a certified ISO 9001:2008 company, we strictly adhere to the highest quality operating standards, a commitment that is constantly reflected by every member of our organization. As a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors, all Coastal Chemical operations follow NACD's Responsible Distribution Process®, and we are always available to counsel our customers on safe product use, handling and disposal.
Coastal Chemical Co. first North American Distributor to gain ISO 9000 quality accreditations designed to guarantee standard practices.
Coastal Chemical's team of sales personnel and customer service staff are on the job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, processing orders and providing customers with the assistance they need, when they need it. Both our sales people and our distribution facilities are strategically located throughout the United States to ensure that the right products are selected and shipped with maximum efficiency. Coastal Chemical's team of technical experts work closely with each customer to ensure that they get the most from their purchase. Our team provides onsite, customizable training and seminars for customers to optimize the operation of the chemicals we sell.
This section provides important information intended for Coastal customers selling materials into Europe. A new regulation called REACH, an acronym which stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals will have an impact on the sales in the EU of materials that contain regulated substances (chemicals). Please contact your Coastal REACH coordinator Dennis Leahey with any questions you may have.
These core values are how we conduct business activities on a daily basis. We work to increase awareness & visibility for our Employees, Customers and Suppliers. We have found that establishing a solid business Cornerstone is an easy way to explain our business culture and focus on a consistent business approach.
At Coastal, the only acceptable goal for safety performance will always be - ZERO Injuries and ZERO Incidents.
Within Coastal safety is first, 365 days a year, both at work and at home. The elimination of all incidents and accidents is everyone’s responsibility and remains critical to the success of our organization. Coastal adheres to the highest safety standards in all work practices so as to ensure the protection of our personnel, the customers we serve, and the communities we live in.
Coastal employs a pro-active leadership approach. While it is driven by senior leadership, it encompasses employees at every level. All personnel within Coastal, regardless of position or title, are held accountable for their decisions and actions.
By taking ownership, we can work together in achieving the highest business standards and meeting our customer’s requirements. The way we treat our customers and suppliers is a reflection of how we treat one another. Respect, honesty, courtesy and enthusiasm make our daily jobs enjoyable and exciting.
We are never satisfied with the status quo, therefore, we challenge all business processes to identify better ways to operate. A key component of Continuous Improvement is internal and external benchmarking and the related sharing of Best Practices
As a Brenntag company, the Global leader in chemical distribution, Coastal is committed to excellence in all aspects of our business including sales, customer service, operations and administration. We measure ourselves against Best-in-Class industry recognized standards.
Coastal is dedicated to creating world class value. We recognize the key components for creating value are having the best people, having the right products located in the correct geographical locations, managed safely, ethically and delivered with the highest quality, service and product integrity.
Equating Coastal Chemical to a typical distribution company would be telling only half of our story. We may have started with humble roots in South Louisiana over 50 year ago but we have contributed to the oil and gas industry with Technical insights and the Technical Services we offer. From training to troubleshooting, designs to change outs, testing to reclamation, Coastal Chemical is your one stop shop for a long term partner in the Oil & Gas Industry.
Over the past 25 years our Technical Service Group has published over 60 papers that deal with the gas treating, refining and petrochemical industries. We have also developed and patented technology related to amine/glycol reclaiming, corrosion inhibition, and heat transfer fluid purification. These publications and patents reinforce our leadership and reputation in the energy industries. We are committed to being the leader in value added technical service. Some of the technical services we offer are found in the links below:
Coastal Chemical has Technical Service Managers that are recognized as experts in the industry. We have experience and applicable knowledge in areas such as:
Our Tech Group is available for troubleshooting, designs, sample analysis interpretation, product recommendations, loading diagrams, start-up assistance, site visits, computer simulations, plant optimization, and conversions.
From designing a new system to evaluating a modification of an existing one, computer simulations play a vital role in Coastal Chemical’s technical prowess. We partner with experts in the industry such as ProMax, BASF, Grace Davison, & INEOS to develop proprietary programs that allow us to simulate the following systems:
Additionally, we have exclusive suppliers who offer their own simulation capabilities:
From Operators to Engineers, from Managers to E&C Firms, our tech group has trained thousands in the Oil & Gas Industry.
Coastal Chemical Company maintains a professionally staffed and state of the art laboratory, with the full compliment of instrumentation and equipment necessary to provide timely and accurate data for our complete line of oil and gas processing solvents, as well as produced oil and fluids, allowing the customer to make informed decisions with regard to their particular process.
We provide an interpretation of the results and make recommendations to operate according to industry guidelines. Further, we will make recommendations to eliminate any operational problems identified by the analysis. Our Lab Equipment includes GC/MS, Ion Chromatography, ICP, FTIR, Flash Point Tester, Karl Fisher Titrator, UV/Vis Spectrometer, Cross Polarization Microscopy, and Cold Finger Apparatus.Some of the testing we offer:
Utilizing our lab and some of our suppliers’ labs, we do complete analyses on our amines, coolants, antifreeze, and heat transfer fluids. We check for degradation, concentration, contaminants, and other parameters to ensure that your product is performing well. Routine testing allows us to make recommendations regarding re-inhibition, concentration changes, reclamation or changeout.
Our goal would be for all of our customers to have 100% trouble-free amine and glycol systems. In the real world, contaminants are ubiquitous. Our preferred solution is to provide a program to manage contaminants. We offer a very simple solution: we pull spent solvent from your plant, clean it up using a process involving atmospheric distillation, vacuum distillation, and wiped film evaporation. This removes all types of degradation products from glycols and amines so we can return a cleaned-up, concentrated product. Our process is unobtrusive and saves the time and effort to set up an on-site reclaiming process, saving time, money, and the need to pay disposal costs on contaminated solvents.
“How much longer will this mol sieve bed last?” is a question we often get asked. With our portable dewpoint analysis and proprietary design simulator, our technical service engineer can perform a breakthrough test on your mol sieve beds. Information gathered from this service will help optimize your adsorption and regeneration times, increase efficiency, and determine when bed replacement will be needed. There is a charge for this service so contact your local Coastal Chemical representative for additional information.
The top-notch Coastal team has the experience and knowledge to provide comprehensive support for change outs of catalyst/adsorbents. In close collaboration with our clients, we tailor the job scope to optimize the unloading, loading, and handling of spent products. Coastal delivers a complete service package that includes seminars and training, optimization of vessel designs, customization of vessel change-outs and recycling options for handling spent products. In addition, we offer a complete line of world-class loading/unloading products and services, including:
Any time we can recycle rather than dispose of a product we encourage that practice. We work with our carbon suppliers to safely and efficiently reactivate spent carbon to create a viable, resalable product versus additional volume going to our landfills. A brief description follows.
“After an activated carbon’s adsorptive capacity has been exhausted, it can be returned to Calgon Carbon for thermal reactivation. In the reactivation process, the spent activated carbon is heated in furnaces devoid of oxygen using steam as a selective oxidant. The adsorbed organics are either volatilized from the activated carbon or pyrolysed to a carbon char. The volatilized organics are destroyed in the furnace’s afterburner and acid gases are removed by means of a chemical scrubber. The high-temperature reaction with steam serves to restore the adsorptive capacity of the activated carbon.”
Coastal Chemical works closely with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s Corrosion Research Center. Coastal Chemical currently owns licenses to three of the University’s Corrosion Models (listed below).
Using these computer models, allows Coastal to accurately depict in-situ environments under down-hole conditions and surface conditions—flowlines and pipelines (transmission or gathering). In addition, Coastal Chemical utilizes ULL’s CO2, H2S, & Bacteria Pitting Corrosion Model, which requires an accurate concentration of organic acids contained within the system. Because of this, Coastal Chemical now quantifies acetate and formate content within every complete water analysis performed.
This program was developed to service drilling rigs and gas engines to maximize value for our customers and ensure their assets reach optimum utilization rates at the lowest overall cost without risking the integrity of their equipment. This is accomplished through continuous review of products and processes to make certain that “best practices” are being implemented in all facets of the program.
The build-up of solids or sediment in pipelines can cause a significant decline in operating efficiency, especially in deep water where depths and water temperature can create a variety of flow problems.
Our many years of experience in handling contaminated pipeline systems, both onshore and offshore, have led to the development of an innovative package of environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions, marketed under the N-SPEC® brand name.
A unique feature of N-SPEC® chemicals and services is that they allow pipeline operators to clean their line online, eliminating downtime and production losses. We offer this expertise from experience in more than 400 projects all around the world.
Our patented chemical cleaning method makes use of specially formulated tensides to emulsify pipeline sediments rather than scraping them out with traditional mechanical devices.
The N-SPEC® technology has successfully removed paraffin, waxes, black powder, hydrates, scales, and sand and metal scraps both onshore and offshore.
N-SPEC® has been successfully applied in:
The N-SPEC® package offered includes a team of experts providing full technical support, cleaning chemicals and a maintenance program to satisfy your specific needs. The package can also include Geo-metric N-SPECtion of your pipeline.Tank Cleaning
The same N-SPEC® technology that revolutionized pipeline cleaning has also transformed the tank cleaning industry. N-SPEC® tank cleaning takes less than half the time of conventional methods and dramatically reduces disposal costs.
With the use of heat exchangers, N-SPEC® products - mixed with cutting stock - are jetted into the sludge bottoms of the tanks. As the N-SPEC® mixture comes into contact with the sludge it is converted into a pumpable fluid.
In most cases, the N-SPEC® process yields a recyclable product, allowing for water and debris separation. It also eliminates or greatly diminishes time spent by personnel in the tanks, thereby reducing the possibility of incidents.Advantages:
With over 50 years of servicing the Oil and Gas Industry, Coastal Chemical delivers a broad suite of chemicals, services, technical support and logistics for companies seeking cost savings through the efficient use of quality products and technical insight. As part of Brenntag, the Largest Global Chemical Distributor, we have unmatched resources, long term supplier partnerships and product breadth to focus on servicing our customers throughout the United States.
Coastal Chemical's strategic locations allow us to provide local access while operating with Safety as our highest priority. Our four business units service the critical areas of the energy industry for those seeking a Distributor with a Difference. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.
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