Coalescer filter systems are a key component of Canada’s oil and gas industry. These specialized filtration systems are integral to purifying the hydrocarbon mix, and are an important component of larger separation units.
Without a coalescer, oil and gas processors would be unable to refine their product, or protect their refining equipment from corrosion that occurs as a result of the continued processing of these impurities.
However, every refinery and processing plant is different, and can require unique coalescing solutions. That’s where a skid system comes in. There are many benefits to placing a coalescer on a moving skid system, where it can be rolled into any part of your existing system with ease.
There are few different coalescer skid systems available, which provide an unparalleled level of performance based on your unique specifications. Today, we’ll explore how these coalescer filters work. As well as discussing how skid systems make them even more practical for several oil and gas applications.
Coalescer systems work by passing the product through at least two filter elements. With an oil product, the filtration system in the coalescer forces water and other soluble particulate matter to coalesce together, until they’re heavy enough to be trapped or drained away mechanically.
For gas purification, the coalescer works in the same way; removing water or fuel from the main mix until it’s pure enough to progress to the next stage of processing.
Running oil or gas through a coalescer is the best way to meet cleanliness requirements, and prevent damage to downstream equipment like electric heaters. Any particulate matter that makes its way into this type of equipment could easily build up and cause corrosion. Thereby shortening the lifespan of your critical machinery.
You would never add something to your production line that doesn’t fit your needs, so why should your coalescer be any different? By choosing a coalescer on a skid system, you can ensure that you’re filtering where you need it most. This helps save on operating costs, and pushes the purest product downstream through the remainder of your production line.
Here are some benefits to choosing a coalescer skid system.
If your coalescer is affixed to a movable skid system, you can apply it to whichever part of your system needs it the most. The wheels can be locked and it will stay there permanently, or you can move it easily and situate it elsewhere. Many coalescer skid systems can be moved with a single point lift or fork lift truck, and are designed with portability in mind.
By choosing a coalescer skid system, you can move it in and out of the stages in your production line that need it most. This flexibility makes inspection and repair a breeze, moving the whole system quickly and easily without affecting adjacent machinery.
If you’ve set up your coalescer system with the control panel on the skid itself, it’s easy to monitor everything in one place. The convenient heating control panel gives your technicians all the information they need to ensure compliance. As well as ongoing product purity.
Don’t damage your valuable electric heaters with excess moisture and particulate matter. Using a coalescer skid system for your oil or gas production line, ensures optimal purity. Produce a better product, and protect your other pieces of equipment from long-term damage.
Contact Wattco today to learn more about the high-quality heating systems and solutions we offer for the oil and gas industry.
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