Pentair Filtration Solutions, LLC

High performance filtration & separation system for amine - Oil, Gas & Refineries

There are a number of factors that affect the capacity and operation of a typical amine system. Solid or liquid contaminants in the system may cause foaming. The presence of foaming is typically addressed by the addition of expensive antifoam chemicals and/or by reducing the operating capacity of the amine system. In addition to this, the presence of contaminants in the system can foul heat exchangers and column packing or trays. These solid and liquid contaminants are either ingressed into the system with the feed stream, or generated within it as a result of the chemistry of the system. These contaminants are typically addressed by means of particle filters and carbon adsorption.

Separation is the most visible cost associated with the issues above. Cost, operator intervention, frequency of replacement and disposal cost are all areas that should be as efficient as possible. Now they can be. Utlizing Pentair Porous Media's technology, you can reach the desired levels of fluid quality at the reduced operating costs, while improving the ergonomics of element change-out.


UltiSep sets a new standard in high-performance gas/liquid separation. UltiSep utilizes Pentair Porous Media’s proprietary microfiber media technology and patented APEX element design. These technologies are applied for high efficiency bulk liquid and aerosol removal from process streams. APEX technology affords the user an unprecedented ability to reduce liquid carryover and pressure drop while providing smaller footprints and lower capital costs. UltiSep housing configurations are designed via the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and other proprietary computer models that ensure accurate and complimentary design in conjunction with APEX. The implementation of these technologies offers the ideal business model for value added and optimized systems.

UltiSep offers the ability to maximize operational profitability by minimizing entrained liquids in process gas streams. Eliminating liquid and solid carry-over minimizes process upsets and the corresponding issues associated with them, such as; product loss, fluid make-up, off-spec products, contamination in feed streams entering processes, emulsions, foaming, fouling, corrosion and mechanical wear.

UltiSep allows the removal of liquids ranging from bulk fluids to entrained droplets as small as a viral particle, improving operational efficiency and profitability.


HRT technology provides petroleum producers, refiners and gas processors dramatically improved solids control and hydrocarbon recovery from process water streams relative to that achievable through implementation of conventional residence tanks or separators.

Residence tanks are ineffective at separating emulsified hydrocarbon from aqueous streams, allowing essentially all dispersed hydrocarbon to pass through. Likewise, conventional methods such as walnut shell filters or induced gas / dissolved air flotation (IGF or DAF) are limited to applications with less than 200-300 ppm oil and under the best of circumstances are typically 90% - 95% effective.

By contrast, the HRT technology was developed to remove solids as fine as 1 micron to 99.98% efficiency if desired and intercept and recover even stable emulsified hydrocarbons, allowing essentially zero free hydrocarbons to pass through. Consequently, the HRT technology provides vast improvements in the treated water quality attainable in various produced or process water systems.


ProcessOR provides high performance solid-liquid separation. Solid contaminants range from sub-micron particulates as small as viruses to particles several hundred microns in size. The liquids range from aqueous to hydrocarbon systems with viscosities up to 60,000 cP. Pentair Porous Media’s sold-liquid technolgies have been applied in the oil and gas, refinery, chemical, petrochemical and power industries.

ProcessOR's standard elements are cored, however, you may upgrade to our COMPAX coreless element technology. The COMPAX coreless element flows from the outside-to-the-inside. This element is offered with an extended surface area media configuration utilizing our proprietary NexCel media. The media provides robust performance in glycol and aqueous service as well as hydrocarbon applications. The COMPAX coreless element designs currently being used by a large number of gas plants and hydrocarbon processes due to the superior operating economics and ergonomic advantages.