Blowout Preventers (BOP) units used during drilling operations are critical safety devices that rely on high quality, sterilise and particle free hydraulic fluid for reliable operation. As a leader in oil and gas water treatment, atg Evoqua has developed the world’s first UV treatment package to maintain and protect BOP operation fluids.
BOP’s are used to prevent the uncontrolled flow of liquids and gases during drilling operations. Typically, BOP’s are controlled and operated by hydraulic fluids comprised of:
Potable grade fresh water
Glycol based antifreeze
Soluble lubricants with corrosion inhibitors
If left untreated, the levels of bacteria present in the BOP Controls fluid can quickly begin to rise. This growth is quickly accelerated by the sugars present in the glycol mixture. Bacterial growth is now a hot topic with operators, as even small amounts of biological activity can lead to a range of negative consequences including; microbial corrosion on the fluid lines, corrosion of the BOP and Control Unit components and seals and control system blockages caused by the formation of particles and solids in the fluid. These can lead to critical BOP failure and unrepairable damage of the Blow Out Preventer itself.
Working with a number of specialist subsea BOP controls specialists, atg UV has designed a unique treatment solution that combines UV treatment and filtration. Tare the only UV manufacturer in the world to offer a fully tested and field proven BOP control fluid UV treatment package, following the success of this original research, atg Evoqua has installed a number of fully operational, ATEX Zone 2, IIB, T3 certified UV treatment, filtration and pumping skid packages for the operators such as Transocean and Awilco Drilling.
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