RESOURCES FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

  • 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.

  • Scientists Identify Opportunities To Better Understand Oilfield Wastewater

    Collaborative research is a critical element for identifying unforeseen risks associated with using the oil industry’s wastewater outside the oilfield. That’s the recommendation of a new peer-reviewed paper accepted this week in the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM).

  • What To Watch As The Texas Legislature Takes Up Climate, Energy, Water, And More

    We’re past the midpoint of the Texas legislative session and the bill filing deadline is behind us. Because the legislature only meets for five months every other year, there’s a lot to accomplish in a short span.

  • How Oil & Gas States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2018

    Keeping an eye on what happens with domestic oil and gas regulation is a bit like herding cats. We’ve seen encouraging progress on air quality issues related to oil and gas, but an equally critical front that’s seen major action is protection of our land and water resources.

  • Drilling Fluid Producer Discovers The Coriolis Advantage

    Drilling fluid is critical for successful oil extraction. Typically made up of water, clay and a complex mix of chemicals, it supports the drilling process in a variety of ways — from lubricating and cooling the drill bit under high-temperature and high-pressure conditions, to lifting drill cuttings to the surface, to maintaining oil well stability and safety. But drilling fluid is not a “one size fits all” solution. To work properly, the fluid must be optimized for the unique geographic conditions of individual well sites.

  • Adding Value With Analytics

    The oil and gas industry, like many others, is collecting and storing ever larger volumes of data. Although, there is value in this data, it is often difficult to unearth using conventional analysis tolls such as spreadsheets. To address this issue, new data analytics software platforms are being introduced specifically to deal with time-series data.

  • EPA-New Mexico Wastewater Report Is A Conversation Starter, Not The Final Word

    When it comes to answering questions about whether the oil and gas industry’s wastewater can be safely reused for other purposes, like food crops, livestock, or even drinking water, there are a number of other serious factors to be considered.

INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

  • Mag Meter Assists In Heating Process For Metal Plating Operation

    Metal plating provides numerous benefits to products made from metal and other materials and is used in many industries such as aerospace, automotive, hardware, and decorative household materials. It makes products and parts more resistant to corrosion, enhances paint adhesion, increases strength, reduces friction, and improves appearance. The flow of hot water to heating panels in plating bath needs to be controlled to maintain proper chemical, solvent and acid temperature, and an accurate meter is needed to provide feedback to control pump speed.

  • Lagoon Commander Mixer

    The Reliant Lagoon Commander Pond/Lagoon Mixer continuously, and slowly, moves water along the bottom of a lagoon/pond, continually mixing the entire water column using a minimum of energy. When compared to standard surface aerators or directional mixers, the Lagoon Commander is more efficient, less costly to operate, and requires minimal maintenance.

  • IGNITE™ Integrated Nitrification Process

    The IGNITE™ Integrated Nitrification process is a non-activated sludge solution for upgrading lagoon based treatment plants to achieve improved BOD and ammonia removal. The process utilizes a combination of Parkson’s Biofuser® lagoon aeration system and the TumbleOx™ Nitrification Reactor process.

  • TumbleOx™ Nitrification Reactor

    The Parkson TumbleOx™ Bioreactor consists of a treatment tank(s) containing a series of slowly rotating drums. Each drum is partially filled with loose media which freely tumbles inside the five-foot diameter drum as it rotates. A thin biofilm grows on the media and provides biological treatment. The unique media design maximizes surface area for biological growth and also aerates the wastewater as the drum turns, providing dissolved oxygen for the micro-organisms. The system components include the rotating drum, plastic media, and the bearings and simple drive mechanism to slowly rotate the drum. No supplemental aeration system is required.

  • In-Line Ultrasonic Meters Provide Continuous Measurement For Sample Stations

    Boilers, cooling towers, and reverse osmosis (RO) systems are some of the most common systems that require monitoring and chemical treatment.  Chemical treatment of boiler systems reduces scale, corrosion, and other mineral deposits. This enables the system to run more efficiently, keep heat transfer rates high and fuel costs down. To determine the proper amount of chemical to be injected into the water stream, samples of key parameters need to be taken. Instrumentation to measure ORP, pH, conductivity, temperature, pressure and flow are deployed to take these measurements.

INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

An introduction and overview of the unique features and benefits of the Aquafine SwiftBeverage™ UV disinfection system – a validated system for food & beverage applications, including for the dairy industry under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).