REVIEWED P2 OPTIONS
for the Oil and Gas - Dehydration Process
Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.
Reviewed Oil and Gas - Dehydration Options
Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists.
These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.
Reduce glycol waste
Test regularly to avoid potential problems (e.g., corrosion).
Optimize flow rates in the dehydration system.
Maintain proper temperatures to avoid hydrocarbon contamination.
Manage filter use
Use filterless centrifugal oil cleaning to replace or lengthen oil filter life.
Change filters only when necessary. Use differential pressure as an indicator of needed change.
Use reusable filters.
When handling filters, take precautions to prevent oil spillage.
Isolate all drained fluids in a re-sealable container for in-process recycling.
Recycle activated charcoal
Send activated charcoal
to recycling facility.
Spent molecular sieve
Install activated carbon upstream of the unit to remove corrosion inhibitors, amines, absorber oils, glycol, and other contaminants to extend the life of the sieve.
The Zero Waste Network is a project of the University of Texas at Arlington's Enviornmental Training institute. The tools on this site are presented free of charge to help you find pollution prevention alternatives that work for your facility. They were originally developed throught the support of grant funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and contributions from several state, private and non-governmental entities. If you need assistance implementing these options contact us, or enroll in one of our upcoming classes .