Water Cooled Concentrator
The Water Cooled Oilfield Completion Fluid Concentrator has been designed, engineered, fabricated and is currently in continuous commercial operations.
The water cooled concentrator can be used in operations where surface water is available or with the HED Forced Draft Cooling Tower.
The commercial scale system built by HED has been proven capable to precisely control water of dilution removal, continuously providing a desired concentrated fluid density within 0.1 lbs. per gal. Water removal rates, at a designed rate of 3500 lbs. per hour, are achieved. Returned reconstituted fluids, concentrated at vacuums from 25” to 28” Hg enables the concentrated fluids to be returned to the customer’s storage at temperatures well below the maximum of 150 F, eliminating any potential damage to their vessels.
These diluted, often expensive, completion and drilling fluids can safely be reconstituted and returned to their weighted specifications without the addition of costly salts and without adding undesirable weighting salts such as Calcium Chloride, etc.
Furthermore, for those operations with the need to dispose of the recovered distilled water the water cooled concentrator can be combined with HED’s Forced Draft Cooling Tower and the excess distilled water may be evaporated into the atmosphere.
By utilizing either of HED’s High Vacuum Low Temperature Completion Fluid Concentrators the disposal of overly diluted CBF’s and drilling fluids should never be an economical alternative.