Neptune Benson introduces environmentally friendly ETS-UV pipeline testing equipment

Neptune Benson’s ETS Ultraviolet Disinfection systems treat pipeline testing water eliminating biocides enabling the water used to be released to the

September 9, 2014 --

Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial filtration systems, ETS-UV disinfection systems, and components, provides a custom solution for water used for pipeline testing.   This ETS-UV compact testing unit joins a host of sustainable products custom engineered for the oil & gas and petrochemical industries.



More stringent regulation on discharge requirements has led to an increased demand for environmentally friendly ways to perform tasks such as maintenance and testing for pipeline defects in the oil and gas industry. The purpose is to test the integrity of pipe wall, welds and joints. The hydro test water used is whatever is readily available; it could be fresh or sea water.  The resulting water treated by UV light, adds no chemicals to the testing process.  UV is a simple and very powerful method of disinfecting any corrosion inducing organisms present in the water. 

The skid mounted UV system has the capability to disinfect 600 gallons of fresh water per minute.  The skid is stainless steel, specially designed to provide overhead shelter from the harsh conditions found at most remote locations where pipelines are tested.

Neptune Benson’s ETS-UV leads the world in the design and application of the technology into this demanding environment.  A number of modifications are made to standard UV systems to strengthen the units and ensure that they perform under very harsh oilfield site conditions.  Wipers are always fitted to prevent fouling, and vibration and shock are handled using a variety of innovative design features.  ETS-UV has both trailer mounted units and self-contained units (containerized or skidded) in operation globally for over 5 years. 

Benefits of these UV systems include:

  1. Small footprint with robust design

  2. Fully automatic operator friendly

  3. Data logging capabilities provided

  4. Minus 680 F – plus 1220F operation (depending on construction design)

  5. Environmentally friendly providing an alternative to chemical biocide usage

About Neptune Benson

Since 1956 Neptune Benson has been synonymous with water filtration and disinfection serving the aquatics, industrial and municipal markets.  Featuring award-winning brands such as the Defender® regenerative media filter, ETS-UV ultraviolet disinfection systems and Neptune Benson Sand Filters.  With advanced technology and a wealth of experience, Neptune Benson has the expertise to provide effective and cost efficient solutions for a broad range of industry needs.  See our website for more information:

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