Centrifuge cleans water discharges on Alba FSU

Chevron U.K. Ltd.'s Alba development includes a floating storage unit (FSU) for offloading produced crude to tankers (Fig. 1). North Sea Discharges (Fig. 2) [74,992 bytes] A centrifuge system replaced coalescing filters for cleaning discharged water on Chevron U.K. Ltd.'s Alba floating storage unit (FSU), in the North Sea (Fig. 1). According to the centrifuge manufacturer, Westfalia Separator Ltd., Aberdeen, one main problem with the coalescing system was that filters had to be replaced twice per day, mainly due to clogging. About 160 filters/day were required to maintain the system. Also, some produced water was stored and shipped in tanke...

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