Pentair Oil & Gas Separations
4301 West Davis
Conroe, TX 77304
An amine unit in a NGL Fractionation plant in Louisiana was experiencing problems and inefficiencies. They were using string wound filter elements that were causing them to use a lot of elements that they had to change-out frequently! On top of that their amines that were not clean enough. See how Pentair Oil and Gas Separations solved the issue.
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The oil and gas exploration industry is under pressure to address mounting water management challenges. Factors like limited resources at sites, water intensive unconventional plays, ... and excessive transportation and disposal costs ... all impinge on economics. An ever-changing regulatory environment combined with demands from the public sector for conservation and sustainability has put water management at the forefront of the industry.
Liquid-liquid separation is the process of separating two immiscible liquids. Efficient liquid-liquid separation ensures product quality and water specifications, and eliminates numerous process issues. Pentair can separate two immiscible fluids with the specific gravity differences as low as 0.02, and deliver effluent concentrations lower than 5 parts per million.
A Louisiana Gas Plant was having issues cleaning their amines to an acceptable level. Upon having quality discussions about the issues they were having we learned that in addition to their Amines being contaminated, they were utilizing bag filters and they were changing them weekly.
A plant in the southwest US commissioning a wastewater plant utilizing proprietary technology for the removal of benzene, toluene, and xylene, or BTX, was experiencing challenges with throughput and elevated operational costs due to the presence of particulate contaminants.
A gas processing facility in the Haynesville Shale in Louisiana runs two trains processing approximately 225 MMSCFD of sour gas and was experiencing frequent filter change outs and foaming in the amine regeneration tower. This was a new plant that was put in service in four years ago and had purchased Pentair’s UltiSep® vessels for the inlet separation on trains 1 and 2 as well as upstream of their glycol unit. The plant did not utilize Pentair’s particle filtration vessels when the plant was built.
Amine systems are used to treat acid gases in a number of industries including refineries and gas processing plants. A typical amine system consists of absorption column where the sour gas or liquid is contacted with a lean amine.
Products and technologies from Pentair Separations are at the forefront of the process optimization and separation solutions field for even the most demanding conditions in the refining, gas, chemical, and power generation industries.
Pentair Separation Systems offers produced water management solutions for offshore production platforms and a variety of other applications for particle separation and gas/liquid separations. These technologies can help create a smaller footprint and higher efficiency for successful management of process streams.
Pentair designs and manufactures advanced technologies for the high performance separation of liquids, solids, and gases. The company's offerings help increase throughput, reduce operating cost, and minimize waste for the gas, refining, chemical, and power generation industries.
The oil and gas exploration industry is under pressure to address mounting water management challenges including excessive transportation and disposal costs, an ever-changing regulatory environment, and public demands for sustainability. Produced Water Management with Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology (HRT) from Pentair Separations offers an effective, safe solution for the treatment of produced water streams prior to disposal, reinjection, or reuse.
Pentair’s APEX® technology keeps annular velocities constant across the entire height of the element when compared to a conventional element that is often inefficient at removing aerosols. APEX® elements do not have to be spaced as far apart, which allows for the same flows to be handled in a smaller vessel and reduces capital costs.
A gas plant operating in Markham, TX processes about 150 MMSCFD through a single cryogenic train. Upon initial startup of the plant they purchased an UltiSep® separator to remove particulate and liquid aerosol droplets from the inlet natural gas to the plant.
Pentair engaged in an optimization project with one of the top Biotechnology Companies in the US. The focus of the strategy was to conduct an in-field slipstream air test to validate the enhanced vapor separation performance associated with Pentair’s UltiSep® technology, in comparison to the existing conventional filter-coalescer.
A gas processing plant in the Barnett Shale of North Texas has recently added the ability to handle natural gas liquids (NGLs) from trucks.
The oil & gas industry has been rapidly developing in the Williston Basin Region, capitalizing on the rich resources in its Bakken Shale.
On April 23rd, 2013 US Patent 8425663 for Polarex®, an extractive separations technology was approved. Pentair’s Director of Sales and Process Technology, Carl Hahn, Ph.D had a leading role in the development of the breakthrough technology.
Three large-scale projects that use Pentair X-Flow membrane technology developed for the reuse of produced water for injection purposes or Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes have been successfully commissioned in Chinese oil fields.
Pentair Ltd. recently announced the completion of the merger of Pentair, Inc. and the Flow Control business of Tyco International Ltd.
Pentair Oil & Gas Separations leads the way in the design and manufacture of advanced technologies for the high performance separation of liquids, solids and gases.
We provide innovative technologies of superior quality, backed by unparalleled service, and offer exceptional value for the demanding needs of industries such as:
Our team of skilled professionals takes pride in designing innovative technologies that fits into our client’s process. We partner with our customers to solve their toughest filtration, separation and fluid process management challenges.
Application Engineers and skilled Ph.D. scientists in our STAR (Scientific Testing, Analysis and Research) laboratories develop innovative filter medium for advanced separation applications.
Process Plants frequently encounter process upsets and other events that affect throughput and increase operating costs, thereby adversely affecting profitability. In many cases, these events are related to solid or liquid contaminants entering the unit in the liquid or gas streams. Once the causes of these process upsets or constraints are identified to pertain to the need for better separations, there is an immediate need for the separations equipment.
Plants have already taken advantage of Pentair technology for a number of systems including some of the following:
Vessels available include:
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