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.
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.
This case study reviews results from the installation and operation of a patented Magnetic Separator system manufactured by Black Powder Solutions Inc. for the removal of the Black Powder contamination.
The customer’s 200,000 mmcf/d gas plant is delivering plant-recovered stabilized condensate to a nearby receiving terminal/pipeline system at rates of 5,000 bopd.
High concentrations of Black Powder contamination in the glycol system composed of particles too small for a y-strainer filter screen to remove. This corrosion resulted in abrasive iron sulfides and iron oxides reducing the life of the glycol…
NGL product has high levels of Black Powder contamination coming out of the stabilizer column. The contamination was causing damage to the pumps, meters, and valves downstream…