Analytical Services

 


Contamination Characterization Analysis

One key aspect of filtration and separation technology performance is the type and concentration of contaminants in the amine feed stream. Filtration Experts apply their sampling and analytical skills to characterize process streams to better understand the demands being placed on existing filtration and separation units. Contaminant characterization is used to provide a better understanding of the nature of the contaminants. This makes it possible to design and implement a more cost effective and optimal filtration and separation solution.

Standardized Efficiency and Performance Testing

Filtration efficiency ratings can vary greatly across the industry and are often dependent on how efficiency is defined and the test methods used to determine the rating. This can make it very difficult to directly compare the efficiencies reported for different element technologies. Filtration Experts can help clients evaluate separator/filter element efficiency and determine its in-field performance. Filtration Experts can also analyze a variety of different elements to provide the information necessary to better evaluate and compare performance.

Element Evaluations

Element selection for gas treating applications can be a daunting task. Many factors must be considered when evaluating alternatives including: chemical compatibility; element construction; media matrix type; element porosity etc. Filtration Experts has the experience and knowledge to assist clients in this process - whether it’s a review of existing element performance or a new application. Filtration Experts does not represent vendors or manufacture any filtration devices and provides independent recommendations to assist clients in selecting the best filter or separation solution for their system.

Filtration Experts employ a range of specialized analytical tests, using both in-house and independent laboratories to conduct the following:
  • Gas/oil/water ratio;
  • Solids content (gravimetric)
  • Solids appearance and size distribution (photo-micrography)
  • Element analysis (Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy or EDS)
  • Detailed hydrocarbon analyses (GC and GC/MS methods)