Pipeline and Transport (Downstream)
Placing a Magnetic Separator
Before and after pigging units
- Cleans the pipeline product during the pigging process.
On-loading and off-loading
- Cleans the Black Powder created from piping, found in storage vessels and in pumps which cause further damage upstream
Throughout the transmission line
- Protects the transmission line and ensures all components such as valves, compressor stations and meters are protected from failure before and after storage, refining and production.
Pipeline Sampling System (PSS)
The Pipeline Sampling Station is intended for Black Powder contamination on liquid and gas hydrocarbon transmission lines. The PSS identifies the volume and composition of Black Powder contamination (down to sub-micron in size). This information will confirm the separation requirements and the most effective location to install a Black Powder Separator.
The system predicts the nature and mass of Black Powder and identifies how flow correlates with Black Powder. The PSS can be used as a tool to determine contamination levels at transfer points and offers accountability for product quality.
- Liquid and gas hydrocarbon transmission lines. For natural gas applications BPS designs a coalescing sample station that removes liquid and particulate.