Reducing the Impact

THC has an exclusive partnership with EMS Management based in Houston, TX for addressing the needs of the railcar industry for cleaning their railcars.  EMS is an industry leader and has been cleaning rail cars for over twenty years.  EMS has fully adopted THC’s products and developed proprietary processes optimized for THC’s products.

Traditional solvents such as diesel and caustics often time present hazards to the worker and to general infrastructure components. EMS had found over the years that the impact to its work force and the cost of wear and tear on equipment had to change. Our THC chemicals are all natural plant based derivatives, non-hazardous and completely bio-degradable. Since our introduction of our chemistry, EMS has eliminated worker health impact related to skin sensitivity, burns, respiratory sensitivity and more. As well the negative impact to EMS’ pumps, lines and overall equipment was reduced significantly.

Conservation is a top priority for EMS. Our chemistry enables us to clean cars with a fraction of water and energy as traditional methods. Many surfactants that raise PH levels create complex emulsions creating hazardous waste streams. Our chemistry is designed to not only clean the car, it’s original purpose was to clean soil and water. Cleaning substrate surfaces is a by-product of our chemistry. We designed our processes where we are able in many cases to recycle our water significantly reducing the volumes of water being used and water being disposed. In applications to heavy oils and asphalts we are able to separate the water from oil and solids, reducing cost of disposal and impact on solid land-fills.

EMS processes combined with our chemistry gives us the cleaning edge. Reducing down time in cleaning and returning cars back into service. Traditional methods require cars being sent into shops with long degassing processes, steaming and process repetition. Our engineered processes combined with our chemistry give EMS the one-two punch in knocking out cleaning projects quicker than traditional methods.

Our chemistry works on many different levels throughout the process. Cleaning substrate surfaces our RCC or Railcar Cleanser formula pulls oil from within the substrate surface. Heavy oils, paraffin’s, maltenes, asphaltenes that penetrate the pours of the metal surface release through a desorption process of our chemistry without the use of steam or extreme heat. This saves time, energy and the end result is indeed safer, greener, faster & cleaner.

EMS is working hard to deliver value through conservation, engineered processes and responsible chemistry. Practical standards have approached tank cleaning and industrial services typically with dangerous solvents, caustics, diesel and massive volumes of water. Over 20 years of industrial experience and innovation has allowed EMS to strive for safer, cleaner and greener solutions.

Applicable TerraHydroChem Products: RCS-100, RCC, RCAS 200, RCPS