During a project for a pipeline company, CETCO Oilfield Services provided their FilterSep Technology to clean liquid propane flowing through 44 miles of pipeline into a pipeline system. The pipeline was undergoing cleaning and smart pigging operations. CETCO Oilfield Services received liquid propane directly from the pipeline company, removed water and solids contamination, and processed the product directly back into the pipeline without any downtime for the entire pipeline system.
In order for the pipeline to be smart pigged, the line was required to be entirely free of debris and build-up consisting of iron oxide, water, and other contaminants. Numerous pig runs were made throughout the project, with CETCO Oilfield Services processing and cleaning the product, to remove all contamination from the fluid stream. There were strict guidelines as to how clean the product had to be before being accepted into their system, and they even provided an onsite representative to ensure their criteria were met. Without CETCO Oilfield Services FilterSep Technology, the pipeline system would have been shut down, greatly reducing the customer’s revenue and their delivery of product.
The entire operation was completed in a matter of weeks, with a total of 36 pig runs performed, including smart pigging pipeline integrity data collection. The pipeline was never shut down, no product was lost, and clean product was delivered to the customer’s system.