ProSep’s ProSalt System Produces Impressive Results for Saudi Aramco
Houston-based oil, gas and water process separation specialist, ProSep, has been awarded a contract to supply of one of its patented ProSalt units to Saudi Aramco in the Arab Gulf region. The 20″ ProSalt™ wash water injection and mixing system will be installed at an onshore facility and will replace the existing globe valve and static mixer, with delivery expected by end of Q2 2014.
This contract is an outcome of impressive results generated during 2008 field trials. The NOC’s engineering team reported:
– The differential pressure across the new valve decreased by more than 50 percent, from 15 psid to 7 psid.
– The wash-water consumption rate was reduced by 40 percent, from 50 gallons per minute to 30 gpm, saving more than 10 million gallons of wash water per year in one facility alone.
– Oil-in-water content from the desalter was reduced by more than 60 percent, from 18 parts per million to 7 ppm.
– The salt content remained within specifications throughout the test.
Through this success, Saudi Aramco is expanding the use of the ProSalt technology which has the demonstrated potential to save millions of gallons of wash water a year.
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