RESOURCES FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

  • 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.

  • Onshore Crude Oil Decontamination Using A Water Security Test Bed

    Onshore crude oil production has increased in the United States over the past few years. Oil producers, specifically the North Dakota Pipeline Authority and the Bakken Shale field producers are transporting crude oil by rail and train to both the East and West Coast oil refineries. While rail tends to be one of the safer and more efficient ways of transporting crude oil, there is still a risk of a spill. Oil spills are threats to both ground and surface waters, which can ultimately impact drinking water.

INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

  • 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.

  • Ultrasonic Meters Provide Accurate Flow Testing Of Agricultural Spraying Systems

    Today’s agricultural industry relies on advanced automated spraying systems for applying fertilizers and pesticides to fields. These automated systems can provide feedback and control to ensure proper amounts of chemicals are being applied. To achieve a high level of control, the system components (valves, nozzles, spray bar, and feed lines) need to perform accurately and repeatably. FTI Flow Technology, Inc., has worked with multiple agricultural spraying system original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to test full spraying systems and individual components.

  • Pista® Sand Removal Chamber

    Applied successfully in thousands of water and sewage treatment schemes on all continents, the PISTA® Sand Removal Chamber serves as the efficient choice for 95 percent sand removal at water treatment plant intakes, power-gen water intakes and similar sand removal applications.

  • Electromagnetic Flow Meter Enhances Scramjet Engine Component Testing

    An engineering research and development company, providing inventive and distinctive solutions for Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Combustion Analysis, and Pressure/ Force Measurement applications, contacted Flow Technology's local representative looking for a flow measurement system for metering recirculated, treated cooling water.

  • QCT Series In-Line Ultrasonic Flow Meters for Low Viscosity Liquid Applications

    The compact QCT Series has no moving parts and there is nothing in the flow stream that will cause an increase in pressure drop; this results in a very rugged, reliable and accurate flow meter. High accuracy & repeatability is achieved through the unique measurement section within the flow meter where the flow is conditioned and delta T is measured along the axis of the flow meter. The small footprint, lightweight device is ideal for low viscosity liquid applications including water, water-based products, oils, and its all plastic construction makes it the meter of choice for many corrosive fluids.

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).