High performance filtration & separation system for frac fluid
Proper fluid and proppant placement are critical to a successful propped fracture stimulation treatment. Despite effective placement of the treatment, well performance is often detrimentally affected by incomplete gel breaking and fluid recovery.
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.