Chemical treatment plays a crucial function in ensuring smooth functioning of pipelines as well as well heads. Chemicals injected into pipelines as well as in wells by chemical injection systems stop freezing, corrosion and obstructions. Since chemical usage is a significant part of operating costs, the operators are very at directing the use of these chemicals effectively. Chemicals must be purchased and stored carefully to keep the natural gas or oil flow running smoothly and to prevent expensive interruptions.
The traditional approach to chemical management has required frequent visits to the field to check the levels of chemical tanks and pump performance, as well as other factors. Thanks to recent advancements in technology, the majority of this is now accomplished via remote. The most important data can be collected and transmitted electronically that allows the operators to monitor and alter chemical treatments from a distance.
Tracking Tank Levels and Flows
The chemical levels can be monitored through sensors that are directly connected to the tank’s outlet. A pressure transducer measures the tank’s pressure and converts this into an analog signal that can be then sent through an electronic control. The controller relates the signal with a tank level, which is communicated electronically through a website-based portal or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, which allows the use of chemicals to be monitored in real-time remotely.
Flow can be monitored remotely using the internet portal. Since the controller can determine the amount of movement that the pump made in relation to the size of the plunger it will be able to determine the amount that was moved over a 24- hour time frame. Through comparing the chemical tank’s levels and the total volume of the pump issues can be easily discovered before they become serious. If the levels do not match within an acceptable threshold the controller will set off an alarm and then send an alert to the operator.
Through monitoring flow and tank levels Chemical inventories can be tracked precisely to ensure that the supply is in line with demand. If production is increasing or down Analytics can be utilized to effectively manage chemicals.
Chemical injection skids is usually performed through pneumatic or electric pumps that deliver the chemicals at specific rates. Pumps linked with the controller that controls the tank’s levels and flows, the flow of water can be controlled via remote control. The rate of injection can be controlled by timed intervals, cycle count as well as flow rate. The timed intervals cycle the pump on and off depending on the need, while a cycle count can help the controller to monitor the number of pump cycles and flow control can allow the pump to run for longer or less time to assist in achieving the flow rate goals.
Controllers function as their own “brains” for chemical control systems. They can be selected according to needs for power, the degree of automation desired, as well as other elements. Alongside controllers, tanks and pumps and other components for chemical management may include solar panels batteries, stand, and charge controllers if solar power is employed.
Return on Investments in Automation
Automating chemical management can yield a fast increase in return. In addition, consider the benefits continuous monitoring of the pumping and equipment and the automation of chemical management can be a crucial element in protecting the total investment in gas and oil facilities.
Chemical Metering Pumps which are widely used in the Oil & Gas Engineering Solutions industry. High pressure chemical injection pumps are used to inject chemicals such as corrosion inhibitors, defoamer or anti-foamers, detergents, methanol, and emulsifiers or de-emulsifiers into your pipeline for the specific application. Where your application is keeping a pipeline flowing, improving well production or neutralizing corrosive substances you need a high quality, reliable chemical metering pump.