Antifoams are chemical substances that control and prevent the foaming of the solution and reduce the volume of the foam created and eliminate the adverse effects caused by the foam.
Antifoams are used extensively in gas refineries and oil field. These products prevent foaming and bubbles formation in turbulent flow condition and increase towers performance by increasing production capacity. Also, used in amine plants, usage of antifoams will lead to increased tower output and less amine consumption, lowering Hydrogen sulphide and production increase. Antifoaming agent is a chemical additive that inhibits the formation of foam. When used as an oil additive to the base stock of oil, antifoam agents prevent the oil from foaming and frothing during high-speed mechanical agitation. Foaming causes decrease in unit through, production and tower performance.