Filtration Services

Filtration Services

Removing and keeping contaminants out of industrial fluid systems is critical to maintaining efficient operations. Any foreign material in the flow has the potential to disrupt the system’s performance. Hard debris can damage bearings, water can contaminate oil systems, and dirt can cause a final product to be out of specifications. These are just some examples of why fluid filtration is important. RIG can remove a wide range of contaminants from your fluid system.

Filtration during our High Velocity Hot Oil Flushing (HVOF) and Chemical Cleaning Services help you meet or exceed particulate cleanliness requirements and protect critical equipment. Water content can be reduced or eliminated in oil systems through a combination of filtration and dehydration. High purity water can be produced onsite by various methods including reverse osmosis. Each situation is unique, and the contaminants must be targeted with the correct filtration media. RIG has performed filtration services in plants across the US and the world, and our team ensures all flushed systems meet the appropriate standards and specifications.

There are many types of filtration applications. Some examples are:

  • Pre-operational filtration flushing
  • Onstream full flow filtration
  • Side stream (kidney loop) filtration
  • Waste stream flushing before disposal
  • Cooling medium filtration

The RIG team provides turnkey filtration services to remove contaminates, reduce moisture levels, eliminate varnish, and protect your equipment. Our team completes a thorough walk-down of your facility and provides a comprehensive filtration plan, equipment setups, piping diagrams, and full documentation for your review prior to beginning work. Our certified technicians take responsibility for the entire flush, including providing equipment (flanges, filters, jumpers, etc.) and monitoring job progress through sample testing.

800-770-4510   (Domestic)
+1 281-339-5751   (International)

Filtration Projects

Air Products

Air Products Baytown, TX – New SMR Hydrogen Plant: Chemical cleaned the Amine system with onstream filtration. Continuous steam blow of the headers to the users.

First Quantum Minerals

Coal Fired Boilers- Performed chemical cleaning of the boilers, fuel oil piping and condensers. Hydrolazing on Steam, CCW, BFW and Condensate piping. Oil flushing of 2 SKODA STG’s. Impulse steam blows.

Koch Fertilizer

Koch Fertilizer – Fort Dodge, IA, Beatrice, NE., Enid, OK, and Dodge City, KS.   Providing emergency response and scheduled turnaround services including chemical cleaning, filtration, and High Velocity Oil Flushing.

Valero

Citric acid chemical cleaning of the HRSG, Gas Line air blow to the Duct Burners and CT. Oil flushing of the CT and Kobelco Compressor. Steam blows to the header.

Our engineering and field technician team provides the following filtration services:

  • Heat transfer system filtration
  • High velocity hot oil flushes for gas and steam turbines, compressors, stationary engines, piping, heat exchangers, reservoirs, and tanks, etc.
  • Chemical cleaning flushing and filtration

Additional Services:

  • Debris and build up removal including turbulent flow piping decontamination, metal working debris removal, and built up dirt contamination removal

Overview of Managed Filtration Services

  • Perform an onsite walk down of your facility
  • Develop a flushing and filtration plan with recommendations for improved equipment reliability
  • Establish inspection requirements for fluid performance and QA verification
  • Perform onsite services, including:
    • Verify flush paths and jumper installation
    • Set up filtration equipment
    • Complete system flushing and related elements
    • Inspect flush screens‚ filters and bags
    • Gather key baseline and related performance data for documentation
    • Monitor system improvements
    • Document the service summary and ROI management review
    • Daily communication with key stakeholders on-site and off-site
    • Executing the pre-determined Inspection Test Plan (ITP) and communicating results

Our service summaries always include the following information:

  • Details of the steps completed
  • Documented performance improvement
    • ISO cleanliness levels before and after flushing
  • Additional engineering recommendations to enhance system reliability
  • Outlines of recommended maintenance routines to enhance preventative maintenance measures (such as oil change schedules)

How do you know or prove you are achieving filtration during flushing?

Fluid samples will be taken throughout the filtration process to verify the progress of the job. Depending on the contaminants being targeted different testing methods will be employed. For example, the removal of particulates during high velocity oil flushing will be verified by testing the fluid sample in a laser particle counter. The laser particle counter will read the size and quantity of particulate in the fluid and print out a result that can be compared to a standard.

What do you require from in-plant personnel – what level of interaction?

Our goal is to offer a full turnkey solution for our customers. After coordinating with our onsite contact, our goal is to provide everything needed to get the job done. One of our top priorities is good communication, and you will receive constant updates on our progress. We do require approval signatures for certain phases and scope changes of the project to ensure your expectations are met. However, unless otherwise required, we will take care of staging, rig up, electrical setup to generator, pipefitting/millwright phases, circulation, and rig out.

Can you “cleanup” an existing lube system; cleanup by means of particulate filtration and water removal?

Yes, RIG offers custom side stream filtration for in-service units. We have a fleet of filter carts and dehydration units that will reduce particle count to better than 16/14/11 and water to less than 100 ppm.

Does your filtration process align with equipment manufacturer’s requirements?

The RIG team has worked with many OEM’s domestically and abroad. Our technical expertise considers the unit and OEM’s requirements while building the process and procedure. The process is submitted in writing and agreed upon prior to starting flushing and filtering activities. Many times, this includes the OEM’s sign off, particularly with commissioning and warranty activities.

Our engineering and field technician team provides the following filtration services:

  • Heat transfer system filtration
  • High velocity hot oil flushes for gas and steam turbines, compressors, stationary engines, piping, heat exchangers, reservoirs, and tanks, etc.
  • Chemical cleaning flushing and filtration

Additional Services:

  • Debris and build up removal including turbulent flow piping decontamination, metal working debris removal, and built up dirt contamination removal

Overview of Managed Filtration Services

  • Perform an onsite walk down of your facility
  • Develop a flushing and filtration plan with recommendations for improved equipment reliability
  • Establish inspection requirements for fluid performance and QA verification
  • Perform onsite services, including:
    • Verify flush paths and jumper installation
    • Set up filtration equipment
    • Complete system flushing and related elements
    • Inspect flush screens‚ filters and bags
    • Gather key baseline and related performance data for documentation
    • Monitor system improvements
    • Document the service summary and ROI management review
    • Daily communication with key stakeholders on-site and off-site
    • Executing the pre-determined Inspection Test Plan (ITP) and communicating results

Our service summaries always include the following information:

  • Details of the steps completed
  • Documented performance improvement
    • ISO cleanliness levels before and after flushing
  • Additional engineering recommendations to enhance system reliability
  • Outlines of recommended maintenance routines to enhance preventative maintenance measures (such as oil change schedules)

Filtration Projects

Air Products

Air Products Baytown, TX – New SMR Hydrogen Plant: Chemical cleaned the Amine system and continuous steam blow the headers to the users

First Quantum Minerals

Coal Fired Boilers- Performed chemical cleaning of the boilers, fuel oil piping and condensers. Hydrolazing on Steam, CCW, BFW and Condensate piping. Oilflushing of 2 SKODA STG’s. Impulse steam blows.

Koch Fertilizer

Koch Fertilizer – Fort Dodge, IA, Beatrice, NE., Enid, OK, and Dodge City, KS.   Providing emergency response and scheduled turnaround services including chemical cleaning, filtration, and High Velocity Oil Flushing.

Valero

Citric acid chemical cleaning of the HRSG, Gas Line air blow to the Duct Burners and CT. Oil flushing of the CT and Kobelco Compressor. Steam blows to the header.

How do you know or prove you are achieving filtration during flushing?

Fluid samples will be taken throughout the filtration process to verify the progress of the job. Depending on the contaminants being targeted different testing methods will be employed. For example, the removal of particulates during high velocity oil flushing will be verified by testing the fluid sample in a laser particle counter. The laser particle counter will read the size and quantity of particulate in the fluid and print out a result that can be compared to a standard.

What do you require from in-plant personnel—what level of interaction?

Our goal is to offer a full turnkey solution for our customers. After coordinating with our onsite contact, our goal is to provide everything needed to get the job done. One of our top priorities is good communication, and you will receive constant updates on our progress. We do require approval signatures for certain phases and scope changes of the project to ensure your expectations are met. However, unless otherwise required, we will take care of staging, rig up, electrical setup to generator, pipefitting/millwright phases, circulation, and rig out.

Can you "cleanup" an existing lube system; cleanup by means of particulate filtration and water removal?

Yes, RIG offers custom side stream filtration for in-service units. We have a fleet of filter carts and dehydration units that will reduce particle count to better than 16/14/11 and water to less than 100 ppm.

Does your filtration process align with equipment manufacturer's requirements?

The RIG team has worked with many OEM’s domestically and abroad. Our technical expertise considers the unit and OEM’s requirements while building the process and procedure. The process is submitted in writing and agreed upon prior to starting flushing and filtering activities. Many times, this includes the OEM’s sign off, particularly with commissioning and warranty activities.

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