The Oil & Gas industry is one of the most complex sectors due to both the variety of fields of application and the demand for standards specific to this industry.
Many solid-liquid separation processes are unique and are the culmination of close cooperation between the customer, the engineering company and the solution provider. ATEX classified areas are very common and this requires a dedicated study, starting with the choice of suitable components through a risk analysis and the design of safety devices to ensure a safe solution is provided.
The operating conditions (in particular high temperatures) and the composition of the products to be treated are decisive elements in the choice of materials, sometimes decided following compatibility tests to assess their reliability and durability.
In this type of industry, Diemme® Filtration has achieved enormous expertise by developing an extensive list of references in many parts of the world.
Main applications of Diemme Filtration in the Oil & Gas sector
In many hydrocarbon refineries, Diemme® Filtration has provided filter presses used to achieve very high degrees of purification of lubricating oils, requiring the use of kieselguhr/diatomaceous earth (or similar materials) as a filter aid or precoat. Another example is the separation of carbon residues during the gasification processes, where high performance and very particular components are required. Diemme Filtration has also provided solid-liquid separation solutions to recover reagents that can be reintroduced into circulation providing considerable savings in operating costs (known as “reclamation”).
Never before has research and development, combined with laboratory testing, made it possible to achieve high performance in a very demanding environment.