Midstream Operator – Coyanosa Texas, Mar 2022- Problem – The operator identified high levels of black powder contamination in their condensate production. The contamination was reducing the quality and sale price of the condensate along with increased costs from conventional filter change-outs and shutdowns.
Black Powder Contamination
Midstream Operator – Coyanosa Texas, Dec 2021 – Problem – Black Powder contamination under 5 microns in size was causing costly filter change-outs and reduced efficiency of the Amine system to remove H2S and Co2.
All fuels employed in the Aviation industry require the highest possible cleanliness value that allows the cleanest burn resulting in the least amount of solids emissions possible. Clean fuel also reduces premature wear of fuel system components.
“Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas and is about 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide if it escapes into the atmosphere before being burned. Studies show that natural gas power plants could be worse for climate change than coal plants if their leakage rate rises above 4%.”
March 2020 Use high strength permanent magnetic fields to remove Black Powder contamination, and there is no requirement for the use of screens or membranes (magnetic versions of cone, basket and wye-strainers are available). Clean magnetic separators show pressure differentials in the sub-0.5 psi range and are at 0 psi in most liquid applications. Contamination-loaded …
How to Find the Lowest Hanging Fruit in Facility Cost Reduction January 2020 What’s in a Contamination Impact Assessment (CIA)? The main deliverable of a CIA is a set of heat maps for a facility showing:
Slash Filtration Costs and Improve Reliability December 2019