John Brooks Company Limited proves its credibility as a provider of fluid-control solutions with its many customer success stories. One example: an oil and gas company that needed a better option for transporting water to remote sites for treatment. The customer had been moving the water in trucks, which was inefficient. With Seepex BN Range cavity pumps, the company boosted productivity while saving up to $1,000,000 annually.
A time-consuming and expensive process
This company specialized in producing oil, natural gas, and sulphur and transported petroleum products. Its operations included extracting heavy crude oil and produced water from the ground at production wells and sending them into a hydrocyclone, which separated the oil from the produced water. This water, which contained sand and chlorides, would be trucked to multiple remote sites, typically eight-to-12 kilometres away, for treatment. The trucking was a time-consuming and expensive process.
For an alternative, the customer contacted an application expert with John Brooks Company, who recommended the Seepex BN Range series with equal wall stator technology and hydraulic motors to pump the water. The pumps were installed inside small buildings on the remote sites to convey water through piping to disposal wells and return it to the ground.
Designed specifically for the oil and gas sector, the BN Range series can tie in multiple remote wells and considerable distances. These pumps function with low NPSH requirements, making separate booster pumps unnecessary. The equal wall stator provides low shear and does not create emulsions; it dissipates heat efficiently and runs cooler, which results in longer operational life. The footprint is reduced by almost half, as less space is needed for installation and essential maintenance.
The customer installed the pumps, which streamlined the water-treatment process and saving between $500,000 and $1,000,000 per year. Their high-pressure capabilities, of up to 700 pounds per square inch, enabled transport over the long distances without any problem. And because of the reduced footprint, the company could also decrease its building size for further savings.
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