During its more than 20 years in business, AGS Solutions Inc. has developed a reputation for its proprietary, environmentally friendly industrial specialty cleaners, degreasers, degassers, solvents and emergency spill response products. By utilizing the technical knowledge, skills and years of experience of its personnel, AGS is able to provide effective, efficient and cost-competitive solutions for cleaning problems. The company offers a full line of biodegradable cleaners with applications ranging from cleaning process units, tanks and pipelines to cleaning locomotives and glass bottles. AGS also has some of the least toxic emergency response products — such as approved surface washing agents and a dispersant — available in the United States. AGS will custom design a cleaning program for customers and provide appropriate cleaners, training and equipment to initiate and sustain the program, as well as provide technical support for turnaround projects that utilize AGS cleaners.
Michael D. Burton, Clean Harbors’ director of industrial cleaning services, has a relationship with AGS — and company President Linda Whiteley — that goes back about six years to when Clean Harbors was reviewing specialty companies to be used in industrial servicing applications.
“After some short research a decision was made to try AGS products on a few upcoming projects that resulted in a highly successful application and a well-satisfied customer,” Burton said. “Since that time, AGS has actively developed more products that have been tried again with very successful results.
“AGS products are easy and safe to use,” Burton added. “The environmental friendly aspects on many of their cleaners has actually helped our customers in reducing the adverse effects associated with other competitive products and has effectively reduced their costs in treating the accumulated waste water generated by the process applications.
“As a result of our successful relationship with AGS, we have utilized their products on major projects from St. Croix, Virgin Islands; all across the Midwest; and North, East and Gulf Coast areas in the United States specific to the petrochemical and refinery industries,” Burton said. “AGS will continue to be a major contributor in our success due to the highly successful results we have been able to achieve using their wide range of specialty cleaners that have contributed to maintaining an extremely wide range of satisfied customers.”
At the ExxonMobil refinery in Baytown, Texas, Janis Bigler-Lucas, process first line supervisor-Flexicoker unit, and Carl S. Pierre, mechanical day supervisor-Hydrofining unit, raved about AGS’ exemplary products and customer service.
“Their customer service and products are excellent,” Bigler-Lucas said. “We elected to use AGS product for our everyday unit cleanup soap due to the excellent customer service and the great job their other products did during our downtime. They continue to provide great customer service and perform periodic equipment checks even once their products are on the unit. We have recommended this company to several other units inside the refinery.”
“We chose AGS’ services based on feedback from other control centers and an on-site demonstration of AGS products,” Pierre said.
Huntsman Corp. Operations Coordinator Terry Wilson has also been impressed with AGS’ products and service.
“We were very pleased with the AGS cleaner to the point we couldn’t believe it cleaned as fast and efficiently as it did,” Wilson said. “The vessels we were cleaning had oil setting in them for almost 12 years and, after having the oil vacuumed out, it cleaned them to the point they almost looked like new vessels. AGS cleaner is the best degreaser we have ever used; it is great on oil-stained concrete. It is very concentrated and we don’t have to use as much as we did with our former cleaner. We have been using AGS for more than 10 years and are very satisfied.”
For more information on AGS Solutions Inc., visit www.agstx.com or call (713) 645-4933.