February 2020, Vol. 247, No. 2

Tech Notes

Coarse Filtration Serving as First Line of Defense

By Del Williams, Technical Writer For the oil and gas industry, coarse filtration of various fluids is critical to ensure reliable production, extend the life of midstream equipment and increase the intervals between backwashing or necessary maintenance.  Whether processing, storing or transporting oil and gas in midstream activities, coarse filtration is often used to filter out particulate, so dirty water created during separation or other processes can be reused. “Without adequate coarse filtering of process fluids, oil and gas systems can be susceptible to expensive damage from large particulates,” said Glenn Mountain, general manager at R.P.

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