Merichem® is a global leader in full-service sulfur removal, caustic treating and spent caustic treatment technologies. Merichem® also provides spent caustic handling services as an alternative to technology solutions. Our reputation stands on principles of proven performance, unsurpassed expertise and an uncommon commitment to our customers.
Our Focus Is You
With an extensive history of providing spent caustic services, process technology, engineering, and equipment to the oil and gas industry, there are few problems we haven’t solved. Even so, we treat every challenge as unique and strive to provide our customers with optimal solutions. We listen, think and innovate in a responsive manner with the intent of building relationships that endure. Our approach has resulted in Merichem’s ongoing evolution.
Comprehensive and Proven Capabilities
Contaminants stand in the way of your performance and profitability. Merichem® is in the business of effectively removing impurities for upstream, midstream and downstream, and petrochemicals companies. Through engineering, design, fabrication, testing, analytics, technology and service, we develop proprietary solutions guaranteed to meet your specifications, performance and warranty requirements. We also provide safe and reliable handling of spent caustics, supported by our own flexible array of supply chain options.
Built on Sustainability
We are a leader in the beneficial reuse and recycling of spent caustics, turning would-be waste into valuable and viable commodities for our customers. We’re committed to operating in a safe, responsible and cost-effective manner—and we’ve proven it daily.
Founded in 1945, Merichem® has a long relationship within the oil and gas industry as well as a long history of innovation. We pioneered the recovery of cresylic acids from heavy FCC spent caustics and in the 70s, invested in our own barges, developed our revolutionary FIBER FILM® extraction process and acquired the John T. Files Technical Center for its research and development initiatives. Acquisitions and steady global growth followed, as we expanded our capabilities to include chemical manufacturing as well as fabrication capabilities for our modules and proprietary equipment. Today, Merichem® continues its innovative success, granting over 1,250 technical licenses to operate various technology offerings and transforming its caustic management services, providing our clients with consistently flexible and reliable service.
Delivering Proven Solutions Worldwide
Merichem® solutions are global. With multinational offices and facilities, technology and service, products and expertise—we’re responsive and accessible.
Merichem® is proud to partner with leading industry organizations
Sustainability and Safety Achievements
Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award
Union Pacific Railroad, 2017
First Place Safety Award
Presented by Manufacture Alabama for zero recordable incidents and no lost-time workdays—seventh award in nine years
Occupational Excellence Achievement Award
Recognized a zero OSHA recordable rate, maintained for three years
National Safety Council
Recognized for Merichem® Process Technology facility in Houston, Texas (in conjunction with Jacobs)
Beyond Zero Significant Milestone
Awarded to Merichem® Process Technology by Jacobs
10 Years Without Recordable Injury or Lost Time
Merichem® celebrated 10 years without a recordable injury or lost time (OST)
RideTight® Fluid-Sealing Management Program
RideTight’s fluid-sealing management program has been implemented on our rail cars