Application Note

Magnetic Flow Meters Improve Recycling Of Gas Well-Produced Water

Source: FTI Flow Technology, Inc.
Flow Technology mag meters used in process to treat oilfield-produced water

As old gas & oil fields play out, newer methods must be used to extract resources from areas where they are locked in layers of shale. One current technique is known as “fraccing,” in which high pressure water is pumped into the well shaft to “fracture” the rock layers, allowing more natural gas to escape and be collected. However, this technique poses a number of environmental problems, including contamination of water with hydrocarbons, solid particulates, and scale producing ions — making it unsuitable for reuse.