RESOURCES FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY
Cooling Tower Filtration For Oil And Gas Company
Ambient dust from construction and from the environment was contaminating the campus cooling tower system resulting in contamination buildup in the cooling tower equipment. This required significant labor hours to clean and frequent blowdown, resulting in higher water usage than was desired.
24″ PIPELINE DELUMPER® Heavy-Duty Inline Processor
This 24″ PIPELINE DELUMPER® was design to handle 84,000 lbs/hr of polypropylene for a major petro-chemical company. The unit features 24 inch inlet and outlet flanges, stainless steel construction and a 50 HP motor to handle oversized agglomerates of polypropylene. The unit de-agglomerates troublesome scale and lumps that can cause operational difficulties for a petro-chemical plant. Reliability is critical as the unit is to be installed extremely high up in a relatively inaccessable area.
Validating Your Ballast Water Management System
Bio-UV, a manufacturer of ballast water management systems (BWMS) that utilize UV disinfection, was looking for a reliable and accurate indicative analysis to validate the installation of their BWMS system during commissioning. Read the full case study to learn more.
Guidelines For Biocide Performance Assessment Using 2nd Generation ATP
The following are guidelines for execution of biocide performance studies (or ‘kill studies’) on industrial process samples such as oilfield process waters, pulp and paper process waters, metalworking samples, fuels and fuel-associated waters. These guidelines have been generated to leverage the unique features of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) monitoring test kits from LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. which include provisions to minimize interferences from various sources including suspended particles, organic molecules, heavy metals, dissolved solids, residual biocides and extra-cellular ATP.
Crusher Takes Its Lumps, Minimizes Elbow Grease
CCP, Inc. in West Paterson, N.J. makes over 1,000 product formulations under private labels for the cosmetics industry, using materials such as persulfates, alkali silicates, phosphates, sodium chloride, and magnesium chloride.
New Technology Makes Wastewater From Oilsands Safer For Fish
In the northeastern corner of Alberta, nestled among the expanses of forests and wetlands, lies a major freshwater dilemma that Canada is currently facing. The reuse of water for oil extraction causes tailings ponds to accumulate higher and higher concentrations of harmful contaminants. As such, the water in these tailings ponds is dangerous, and often lethal, to birds, fish, frogs, and plants.
Submersible Pumps Sales Soar On Back Of Digitization And New Initiatives On Wastewater Treatment
The global submersible pumps market size will expand 1.5X in the coming decade. Submersible pumps are emerging as the preferred pumping technology across various end-uses, including wastewater management and oil & gas manufacturing. Submersible pumps are considered ideal for applications involving highly viscous fluid that require proper elimination of vapor cavities.
Refinery Treats Groundwater Contamination While Saving Precious Facility Space
A large, Midwestern oil refinery installed two identical, 110’ diameter S&L Model R OXIGEST® treatment systems to solve a groundwater treatment problem on-site. Each plant incorporates aeration, clarification, and effluent holding, treating peak flows of 7.2 MGD combined; 4.3 MGD in each plant.
Water Scarcity In Texas: Rushing Ahead Of Science Could Scuttle Solutions
Water scarcity is a challenge facing many Texas communities, and it’s encouraging to see how many state leaders are proactively exploring solutions to our growing water needs. This has brought the oil and gas industry and the massive volumes of water it uses and produces each year into the conversation.
Doublethink In The Desert: The Myth Of Recycling In The Permian Basin
Everyone is familiar with the water cut statistics: three to seven barrels of produced water emerge from the ground per barrel of oil. This oft-cited statistic is useful to appreciate the scale of the volumes of water produced in the Permian Basin. However, it does not tell the whole story.