About the project:
A major on-shore gas plant in North Africa has a major filtration system for the filtration of the produced water prior to injecting down the well.
The operator has been using polypropylene filters and experiencing excellent retention of contaminants, but the nature of the oil in the water led to frequent and premature plugging of the cartridges.
In an effort to reduce operational costs, Amazon Filters developed an alternative all 316L stainless steel construction cartridge in the large bore high flow format already being used.
This design enables the filters to undergo a vigorous cleaning process. The new filters were tested on-site and the results exceeded the operator’s expectations.
The rugged yet sophisticated design ensured the filter was able to handle the process and handling rigours of an oilfield environment, while still offering precise and repeatable filtration performance. The new system also reduced the levels of waste that needed disposing by the site.
The challenging application was typical of those that Amazon Filters excels at. Both the composition of the feed water and the protection requirements toprevent well fouling had evolved over the life time of the field, demanding a responsive partner able to offer expert advice, and bespoke filtration media to address the changing requirements.
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