Solids Contaminant Measurement
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Data from Solids Contaminant Measurement is commonly used to select filter element types and ratings that will optimize performance to lower system operational cost.
Solid particle contamination found in natural gas and liquid pipelines will act to wear rotating components, foul heat exchangers, contaminate cooling liquids, plug processing equipment, as well as enhance numerous other processing and equipment problems. The Solids Contaminant Measurement (SCM) system utilizes a filter disk holder assembly to isokinetically sample and collect solid contaminant in a pipeline. Once the contaminant is collected, it is measured according to industry standard gravimetric measurement practices to provide total suspended solids (TSS) data. Particles collected on the filter disk can be microscopically analyzed to provide a particle size distribution. Data produced can then be used to evaluate a filter’s performance or to determine if additional filtration equipment is needed.