The plant inlet traditional filters allow black powder to enter the facility, damaging pump and compression equipment. During the loading process, small quantities of black powder contamination plug off the basket screens extending loading hours and creating costly downtime and demurrage penalties. Missed loading windows lead to $50,000/incident and they averaged around $250,000 annually in demurrage.
Install a BPS magnetic separator on the facility loading arm.
In one year, there were no unplanned shutdowns during loading. This eliminated demurrage and labor, both normal and overtime involved in the isolation, venting, purging, cleaning and venting of the screens.
March 29, 2017
Downstream, Hydrocarbon Fluids, Midstream, Pipeline