RESOURCES FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

  • No matter whether consumers choose a pilsner, an ale, or another popular type of beer, there is a critical focus at nearly all breweries today on their production process energy (natural gas) costs and plant environmental compliance (waste gas emissions). Failing to pay attention to the efficiency of these processes at breweries or any other type of food and beverage processing plant can lead to cost competitiveness issues and hefty regulatory fines.

  • The Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, and connectivity in drives is the future, and many market segments must modernize to compete. The world is more connected than ever with new technological advances that produce higher process efficiency and time savings. To stay competitive in this environment, companies must include automated solutions such as remote management, monitoring, and control.

  • Brine is everywhere: desalination plants, gas and oil drillings, energy generation plants, mines, cooling towers, food manufacturing plants, chip fabrication, and many other industries that require high volumes of water. They all generate brine as a byproduct of their processes.

  • The city of Auburn, NY, currently operates several small hydroelectric facilities that use the water from the Owasco River, just north of the Finger Lakes. One of these includes the Mill Street Dam Hydropower Facility. The systems consist of a dam that diverts water during high flow times through a penstock to a small turbine and then back into the river. The original penstock was made from welded in place steel nearly 100 years ago. Over time, roads and other structures had been built above the pipe and the steel structure had begun to corrode. The city of Auburn approached Precision Trenchless, LLC of Schenectady, NY, looking for a long-term solution to create a new structural penstock within the current structure.

  • From cleaner water to infrastructure upgrades, good stories are easy to find after the state of New Hampshire set out to hold polluters accountable for contaminating groundwater with methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive now banned or limited in several states. Through private well testing, watershed protection and new water facilities, the people of the Granite State are turning the tide on water contamination and restoring the safety and reliability of their drinking water supplies thanks to bold action to make sure polluters pay for damage.

  • In the spring of 2019, U.S. government-funded research on watersheds revealed a dire outlook for the future of water availability in the United States. Between population growth and climate change, the study reports that “serious water shortages'' are likely to occur within the next 55 years.

  • Klargastechnik Deutschland GmbH is a leading bioengineering, designer, manufacturer and installer of biogas and disgester gas processing equipment and systems that is headquartered in Germany. The company’s products include all-welded gas storage tanks, flare systems, dry and biological desulphurization systems, explosion proof (ATEX) certified blowers, gas drying units, filters and accessories.

  • Stories of real success with wastewater treatment at oil/gas refineries, and LNG and chemical plants are explored. See six systems designed for regulatory compliance while maintaining preservation of capital reserves. These systems illustrate the crucial need to balance corporate responsibility and corporate earnings when considering wastewater treatment at these types of industrial facilities.

  • Large, distributed water networks are not well-suited for conventional water monitoring processes which rely on manual sampling and lab testing. In particular, this midstream oil and gas company had a need to detect Iron, Selenium, and other heavy metals at a precise level comparable to a lab. In addition, it wasn’t feasible to manually test the entire water system at the requisite frequency. Finally, instrument reliability and unplanned downtime were an issue.

  • Filtration is very important for many commercial/industrial process water & wastewater reuse applications. In reality, pumping wastewater from somewhere like a refinery, food/beverage, textile or oil produced water application requires pre-filtration due to high amount of suspended solids in these typical applications. In fact, there are typically several filtration and treatment steps in these applications to ensure that the treated water meets the required discharge or reuse standard. In addition, filtration in water treatment ensures reduced operating cost on downstream polishing water treatment systems.

INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

For Trace Blackmore, it’s all about helping others. When you help others, they innately help you, too. The host of the Scaling UP! H2O podcast loves to give, and is encouraging others to join him on the World Vision Global 6K for Water, too.