oil recovery equipment Articles

  • Sun Oil Vapor Recovery System - Hydrocarbon Vapor Suppression

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit NTC 8 AC-645 Long Duration Foam Application Summary: Mid Atlantic Constructors installed a vapor recovery system at the Sun Oil Marcus Hook (PA) Refinery. This involved connecting vapor return pipes to the existing pipe structure at a dock used to load and unload ships and barges. The pipes ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • UV disinfection for enhanced oil recovery and other oilfield applications

    One of the biggest challenges facing oil companies today is how to extract more oil from the discoveries made in the last 40 years. Estimates vary, but approximately 66% of the discovered oil gets left in the ground. The International Energy Agency has estimated that if, in the next 20 years, this figure could be reduced to 50%, then this would increase the world's recoverable oil by 1.2 trillion ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Oil skimmer helps jet fuel recovery system fly

    How do you recover free-phase jet fuel (JP-5) from nearly seven acres of air station groundwater under a tank farm? HSI GeoTrans, an environmental engineering and consulting firm out of Reno, Nevada, working in cooperation with a federal agency and private concerns, developed a cost-efficient and technically-effective remediation system to do just that. Innovative solutions, including the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Lamor - leading the way in the Russian oil spill recovery market

    A vast amount of Lamor oil spill response equipment recently delivered to St.Petersburg is a testament of Lamor’s strong position in the Russian market and the ability to successfully cooperate both with the Russian and Finnish governmental institutes in the environment protection sector. The deliveries were joint Finnish-Russian projects and were part of long-term cooperation work between the ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • DNAPL recovery made easy

    Recovering DNAPL (Dense Non Aqueous Phase Liquid) product is never an easy task. Recovering an extremely viscous DNAPL, such as coal tar, can be a nightmare. With viscosity approaching 20,000 ssu at ambient temperatures, devices that need hydrophobic screens become useless; however, the solution is simple – a PetroXtractor® belt oil skimmer made by Abanaki Corporation, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Refinery remediation: fuel recovery and recycling

    Introduction The site is a former refinery that occupied approximately 64 acres of land in West Texas. Refinery operations produced all grades of gasoline, tractor fuels, diesel, distillate products, and fuel oils and operated between 1939 and 1954. As a result of past waste management practices, releases to soils and ultimately ground water occurred, resulting in the formation of a ...

  • Small Capacity Sulfur Recovery Units

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    By Merichem Company

  • Will the equipment match the regulatory method?

    Anyone involved in field analysis of oil in water will con tinually get the question "Does your equipment match the regulatory method?" Zj While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated, it can also be a challenging measurement. It is complicated by the fact that oil comes in many forms and the measurement is defined by the particular regulatory method. When EPA 1664 is the regulatory ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • How the largest oil companies in Romania protect the environment using vapor recovery systems

    Romania's alignment to the European Directive 94/63/EC relating to control of the volatile organic compounds emissions resulting from gasoline storage and distribution, has been a challenge and an opportunity for the Romanian industrial automation and process control companies to expand their activities within the downstream branches of the main players on the petroleum products market. At ...


    By Syscom 18

  • Case study - Interest grows in OPEX saving UV water treatment technology used for enhanced oil recovery

    atg UV Technology, a UK manufacturer of water treatment packages for the Oil and Gas sector have seen growing interest in the application of UV disinfection for the treatment of sea water used for well injection in enhanced oil recovery applications. UV light is a chemical-free, physical disinfection technique that is widely used throughout the offshore sector for applications such as potable ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Common challenges relative to the use of Decanter Centrifuges for barite recovery in the oil & gas industry

    When centrifuges are properly deployed, they can have dramatic effects on drilling performance. In fact, without them, many of the advances made in drilling would not have been considered achievable. Classically, we believe that centrifuges can achieve two common goals: Reduce the content of drilled fines, specifically colloidal solids, and Perform barite recovery in order to reduce ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Fuel alternatives for heavy equipment

    High fuel prices are leading composters and wood grinders to reevaluate diesel-guzzling heavy equipment, looking to alternatives that are both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. This could be as “simple” as filling up existing machines with biodiesel blends, could involve swapping out a diesel model for an electric one, or even go as far as generating electricity on site to power ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • In Situ electromagnetic heating for hydrocarbon recovery and environmental remediation

    Introduction Thermal recovery methods, as applied in heavy oil and oil sand deposits, and in environmental remediation, have the common objective of accelerating the hydrocarbon recovery process. Raising the temperature of the host formation reduces the oil and bitumen viscosity, and, in environmental remediation, increases vapour pressure. These effects assist in sweeping the substances ...


    By McMillan-McGee Corp.

  • Application of Membrane Technology for the Recovery and Reuse of Water

    Abstract As water and sewer costs are expected to increase over the next decade, membrane technology will continue to be a viable and economical option in the recovery and reuse of water. This paper describes the mechanism of membrane effected separation (specifically reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), membranes commercially available, membrane element configurations, and how ...


  • Case study - Oxidizer energy recovery options

    Overview The mainstream media today is full of allusions to energy awareness and conservation. Just as visible these days are media references to astronomical dollar figures that can boggle the mind. This article does not seek to break out of that mold, but rather to conform to it – as Oxidizer Stack Heat Recovery offers a tremendous opportunity for both energy conservation and ...

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., solves environmental concerns for heavy equipment, maintenance and washdown facilities

    Beckwith Machinery Company of Murraysville, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in America, with 11 sales, service and manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Beckwith's Cranberry, Pennsylvania facility also has a large rental business. When the machines are returned, many are loaded with mud, grease and oil. The mud can be removed simply by washing the ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil skimmers solutions guide: oil services industry

    Retif Oil & Fuel Inc. is one of the top petroleum specialty products distributors in the nation, offering customers a full range of services from commercial and retail deliveries to on- and off-site refueling services. The company has served the greater New Orleans area through three facilities since 1965 and has a commitment to serve an expanded market throughout the entire Gulf Coast. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Case study - Mining equipment cleaned with Ivey-sol prior to painting. used to remove residual oils and coal dust. successful application

    It was excellent, it worked very well It took all the oils and coal residues off in a fraction of the time it normally takes when using just high pressure hot water. It allowed us to clean and prep the equipment for painting in 1 verses 2 days". Post Treatment Water Following Ivey-sol Treatment of Heavy Waste-oil Contaminated Soils at a Refinery Site. The precipitation of the oil was effected ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Case study - Oil and gas production

    Problem The largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and one of the largest independent processors of natural gas and natural gas liquids in North America was in search of new technologies to maintain the pollution control efficiency at their natural gas treatment facility. In typical gas plants, the well head natural gas needs to be treated to remove water, CO2, any ...

  • Oil grabber® model 8 recovers 70% of quench oil

    An oil skimmer for use on heated spray wash tanks in a Midwestern heat treating firm has enabled the company to recover 70% of their quench oil from the washing solution, materially aiding their energy conservation program. Recovery and recirculation of 70 % of the quench oil is considered an exceptionally high level of efficiency according to Mr. James Reh, Plant Engineer for Lindberg Heat ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

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