WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

Drilling Fluid Producer Discovers The Coriolis Advantage
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.

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

  • Refinery Chooses Ultrasonic Flow Technology
    Refinery Chooses Ultrasonic Flow Technology

    An Oklahoma refinery recently required a flow measurement solution for a finished gasoline and diesel fuel line leaving the refinery site. They were already using a Siemens clamp-on check meter and interface detector elsewhere and hoped to install the same product on the fuel line. However, the local Siemens representative determined that there would not be enough straight run of pipe to support a clamp-on meter, and the refinery decided that they would need to bring the pipe above ground.

  • Importance Of Flare Gas Measurement Grows To Meet Environmental Regulations
    Importance Of Flare Gas Measurement Grows To Meet Environmental Regulations

    In the oil and gas industry, regulations and requirements to measure, monitor and report flared gases continue to expand and extend. The U.S. EPA continues to focus on enhancing regulations aimed at reducing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the environment.

  • Pacing A Hydrocarbon Sampler With No Plant Downtime
    Pacing A Hydrocarbon Sampler With No Plant Downtime

    An oil refinery in the Southwest United States needed to sample diesel flow during shipment to ensure that the product characteristics were uniform throughout the batch. A local hydrocarbon sampler company provided a pressurized sampler. However, a flowmeter would also be necessary to pace the taking of the diesel sample with the flow.

  • Flow Meter Advisory: Follow The Money
    Flow Meter Advisory: Follow The Money

    While the majority of household consumers believe that they deserve the full attention of a water system, from a revenue perspective this does not bear out. Though the average home faucet is undoubtedly valued by its drinking water provider, the reality is that the vast majority of drinking water revenue comes from heavy-use commercial and industrial operations.

  • City Of St. Cloud Relies On Thermal Flow Meters For Digester Biofuel Co-Gen Power Process
    City Of St. Cloud Relies On Thermal Flow Meters For Digester Biofuel Co-Gen Power Process

    The City of St. Cloud, Minnesota, straddles the Mississippi River near the center of the state a little more than 65 miles north of the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The city’s forward thinking staff began looking for sustainable green energy solutions in 2003. After planning and initiating a series of projects over several years, the site is today producing renewable energy with a 20 kW rooftop solar array, a 220 kW solar array and biofuels electricity generation.

  • How To Manage The 4 Water-Based Fluids Associated With Hydraulic Fracturing
    How To Manage The 4 Water-Based Fluids Associated With Hydraulic Fracturing

    The primary fluid used in hydraulic fracturing is water and the completion process can require from 2.75 - 8.25 million gallons per well. This white paper discusses the different water management and instrumentation requirements for controlling and processing drilling mud, hydraulic fracturing fluid, flowback water and produced water.

  • Is My Pump Operating At Its Optimum Rate?
    Is My Pump Operating At Its Optimum Rate?

    An optimized pump and slurry system can make or break a business in the Canadian Oil Sands. Costing up to $100,000 per hour due to lost production, it’s no secret that sites plagued by frequent shutdowns, pump malfunctions, or constant parts replacements struggle to control costs. If you’re struggling with the wear life of your pump’s parts, you may not be operating optimally. Use these tips to boost your efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. 

  • Flare Gas Flow Measurement And Control
    Flare Gas Flow Measurement And Control

    In oil/gas production, refining and storage operations around the globe, flare gas systems are used to burn-off and dispose of waste, excess or off-gases, and as a safety system. The accurate, responsive and reliable measurement of flare gas is essential in order to assure proper operation of the flare gas system, which protects people and equipment from potentially hazardous combustible gas to maintain a safe working environment and to avoid environmental contamination.

  •  3 Dirty Little Secrets About Coriolis Flowmeters
    3 Dirty Little Secrets About Coriolis Flowmeters

    Ever since Coriolis flow measurement technology achieved mainstream appeal, industry has been fervently striving to take advantage of its benefits. And while Coriolis is clearly a highly advantageous solution for many crucial flow measurement applications, it is not without flaw.

  • Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries
    Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries

    Refineries are among the major consumers of water that has both process and non-process origins. The average refinery requires 2.5 gallons of water for every gallon of crude oil processed. Depending on the type of crude oil, composition of condensate and treatment processes, the characteristics of refinery wastewater varies widely. The design and operation of modern refinery wastewater treatment plants are challenging and are driven by technology. This article will highlight the most common types of waste streams in a refinery and suitable wastewater treatment strategies.

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INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

Pista® Sand Removal Chamber Pista® Sand Removal Chamber

After pioneering the first flat-floor forced vortex grit chamber, S&L continues to lead the industry in advanced hydraulic grit removal research and development by emphasizing a combination of CFD analysis and field testing. The state-of-the-art PISTA® brand is the most-specified in North America.

Reliable. Flexible. Experienced. Ozone And Advanced Oxidation Reliable. Flexible. Experienced. Ozone And Advanced Oxidation

De Nora offers reliable, robust and proven ozone solutions to ensure peace of mind, backed by extensive global experience.

Aquafine OptiVenn Aquafine OptiVenn

The OptiVenn Series is a family of robust and flexible UV Systems with advanced technology designed to meet the stringent requirements of Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Microelectronics and other Industrial Markets.

The treatment chamber is constructed of 316L SS with two finish options. The control panel is constructed of 304 SS and is equipped with a Universal Controller which provides control, monitoring and operational information in a single convenient location.

The treatment chamber and control  panel are extremely compact, yet offer flexibility of installation to accommodate  into different skid designs or as a standalone UV System.

PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller

Shelter space and the overall initial investment in analytical equipment can be expensive. The PGC5000 oven with an integrated controller offers a low initial investment solution by integrating the single board computer (SBC) directly into the PGC5000B or PGC5000C gas chromatograph ovens.

Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 927 Series Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 927 Series

With no consumables or frequent calibration requirements, LGR-ICOS laser process analyzers can significantly improve process monitoring and control of industrial and environmental processes and other applications requiring fast, sensitive quantification of trace gases in ambient air, high purity gases, or in complex matrices.

LMS200 Magnetic Level Gauge Switch LMS200 Magnetic Level Gauge Switch

Delivers leading-edge technology to the non-invasive switch market by facilitating accurate level measurement for oil & gas, chemical, and power generation applications.

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INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

  • Xylem Turns Reuse Water Into Wine
    Xylem Turns Reuse Water Into Wine

    See how Xylem partnered with WateReuse Colorado and Invintions Winery to create wine using purified recycled water.

  • Waste-To-Energy
    Waste-To-Energy

    At Fluence, we have more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and operation of waste-to-energy plants for a wide range of industrial and municipal clients. Our proprietary anaerobic treatment technologies process wastewater and sludge to produce biogas, which can be used to produce electricity and thermal energy, or which can be purified to produce biomethane for injection into the grid.

  • L'eau Claire Upflow Filter: Video
    L'eau Claire Upflow Filter: Video

    L'eau Claire upflow filters offer an alternative to conventional water clarifiers for removing suspended solids and colloidal material such as silica. Despite the influent loading, this cost-effective filtration process removes 98% of particulates ≥2 microns without the use of clarifiers, flocculation, sedimentation, dry chemical addition or mixers. Watch the video to see how it works.

  • Hospital Upgrades Submersible Pump to S&L Wet Well Mounted Pump Station
    Hospital Upgrades Submersible Pump to S&L Wet Well Mounted Pump Station

    A hospital had been pumping their wastewater with a submersible pump for years. But after seeing the benefits of the S&L Above Grade Wet Well Mounted Pump Station, they quickly saw the benefits - easier and safer maintenance, higher efficiency, long pump life, and more. Hear from the operator himself to learn why the hospital now prefers S&L's EVERLAST™ Wet Well Mounted Pump Station.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

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

  • State Leaders Concerned About Safety Of Reusing Oil And Gas Wastewater
    State Leaders Concerned About Safety Of Reusing Oil And Gas Wastewater

    Regulators from across the country met in Vermont this week at the Environmental Council of the State’s (ECOS) fall meeting to discuss some of the nation’s most pressing environmental challenges. I joined members of ECOS’ Shale Gas Caucus to discuss an emerging threat imminently impacting oil and gas-producing states: the question of what to do with the massive amount of wastewater produced by the oil and gas industry each year.

  • How To Select The Right Carbon For Industrial Wastewater Systems
    How To Select The Right Carbon For Industrial Wastewater Systems

    Most industries are required to remove contaminants from wastewater systems before discharge to a receiving stream or municipal facility. Depending on the industry, contaminants may be numerous or difficult to treat. Finding the most effective, cost-efficient treatment method is critical for both business and the environment.

  • The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018
    The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018

    Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?

  • Can SNOWater Fix Fracking Treatment?
    Can SNOWater Fix Fracking Treatment?

    As the popularity of hydraulic fracturing continues to strain available water supplies, a new technology may be the key to recycling produced water in an affordable way.

  • Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy
    Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy

    In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.

  • The Past, Present, And Future Of Fracking
    The Past, Present, And Future Of Fracking

    There is no doubt that the practice of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has completely changed the oil and gas landscape in recent history. There is also no doubt that this is a highly technical process.

  • Will Solar Desalination Save Our Water Supplies?
    Will Solar Desalination Save Our Water Supplies?

    A $15 million federal, solar desalination funding program seeks to foster a world where utilities and industrial operations have easier access to fresh water.

  • A Fouling-Free Filter For Produced Water
    A Fouling-Free Filter For Produced Water

    Hydraulic fracturing is a hot-button issue, but no matter where you land you should agree that more efficient produced water filters will go a long way in improving the practice.

  • New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater
    New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater

    A new study led by researchers with Colorado School of Mines exposes limitations with the current methods used to detect chemicals in oilfield wastewater and offers solutions to help regulators make better decisions for managing this waste stream.

  • Report Identifies Ways To Reduce Water Contamination From Oil And Gas Development In Texas
    Report Identifies Ways To Reduce Water Contamination From Oil And Gas Development In Texas

    A new report from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) is shedding more light on what we know and don’t know about the potential health and environmental impacts caused by oil and gas development in Texas.

  • How Natural Light Can Separate Oil From Wastewater
    How Natural Light Can Separate Oil From Wastewater

    Researchers at MIT have developed a system that uses visible light to treat produced water, a potential economic and environmental savior for the oil and gas industry.

  • New Report Offers Long-Awaited Answers About Reusing Oil And Gas Industry’s Wastewater
    New Report Offers Long-Awaited Answers About Reusing Oil And Gas Industry’s Wastewater

    A new report from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s Produced Water Working Group indicates that oil and gas companies looking for ways to dispose of large volumes of wastewater should focus on recycling those liquids within the oil and gas fields, and not use it for irrigation or other surface applications where human and environmental exposure is a risk.

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