News | September 10, 2014

Neptune Benson Introduces ETS-UV For Eco-Friendly Pipeline Testing Equipment

Source: Evoqua Water Technologies
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Neptune Benson’s ETS-UV ultraviolet disinfection systems treat pipeline testing water and eliminate biocide use to ensure the water can be safely released into the environment.  The compact skidded unit joins a host of sustainable products custom engineered for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.  

Neptune Benson is an industry leader in water filtration and disinfection in the municipal, industrial, and recreational water markets.  This ETS-UV brand is well established as a leading UV manufacturer.

Increased regulation on discharge requirements has led to greater demand for environmentally friendly ways to perform tasks, such as maintenance and testing for pipeline integrity in the oil and gas industry. This testing is done using treated water to pressurize the pipeline to ensure its construction meets design specifications.  UV light is a simple and very powerful method for disinfecting corrosion-inducing microorganisms present in the water, without adding residual chemicals to the testing process.

Neptune Benson provided two skid mounted UV systems in parallel, each with the capacity to disinfect 600 gallons of water per minute.  The stainless steel equipment was specially designed to provide protection from the harsh conditions of the Alaskan tundra.  This particular testing project took place near Prudhoe Bay – the North Slope Borough of Alaska which is one of the most remote locations of the United States. 

Neptune Benson’s ETS-UV leads the world in the design and application of UV technology into this demanding environment.  A number of modifications are made to standard UV systems to strengthen the units and ensure that they perform reliably under harsh oilfield site conditions.  Wipers are always fitted to prevent fouling, and vibration and shock are handled using a variety of innovative design features.  ETS-UV has both trailer mounted units and self-contained units (containerized or skidded) in operation globally for over 5 years. 

ETS-UV system benefits include:

  1. Environmentally friendly alternative to chemical biocides
  2. Small footprint with robust design
  3. Easy, safe and reliable to operate
  4. Data logging capabilities
  5. Engineered for a wide variety of operating conditions (minus 68°F – plus 122°F possible)

About Neptune Benson

Since 1956 Neptune Benson has been synonymous with water filtration and disinfection serving the municipal, industrial, and recreational water markets. Featuring award-winning brands such as the Defender® regenerative media filter, ETS-UV disinfection system, Vortisand and Legacy™ sand filters. Neptune Benson also offers the AEGIS® anti-entrapment shield, moveable bulkheads, Dominion™ butterfly valves, ProStrainer™ and Guardian™ strainers, greendrive™ VFD systems, as well as all Lawson Aquatics accessory products. Neptune Benson has the expertise to provide effective and cost efficient solutions for a broad range of industry needs. 

Source: Evoqua Water Technologies