A Solution to Chloride Contamination in Marcellus Shale Natural Gas
The best solution for maximizing the efficiency and life of triethylene glycol (TEG) in natural gas dehydration is through reclamation using The PACER by Cimarron Tank. The PACER’s patented technology removes suspended solids and dissolved contaminants including corrosive chlorides, hydrocarbons, sludge and other impurities to return rejuvenated TEG back to the dehydrating process for reuse.
The ability to effectively remove contaminants from TEG is useful for all midstream dehydrating operations, but especially so in the Marcellus Shale where high levels of chloride contamination have been noted. Covering nearly the entirety of West Virginia and parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, the Marcellus Shale plays an important role in natural gas production due to its proximity to population hubs in the northeast.
Due to the characteristics of the Marcellus Shale, including its depth and the particular makeup of shale rock, natural gas extracted from Marcellus wells contains higher levels of contamination from salt-like chlorides as well as bromides and other ions. While these contaminants are difficult to filter out, the PACER by Cimarron Tank has the ability to remove these contaminants from the gas through its TEG reclamation process without the need to stop the flow of gas. The PACER not only removes contaminants as it cleans spent TEG, it also cleans the dehydrator units themselves, providing a layer of preventative maintenance and extending the life of the equipment.
While the PACER offers a specific solution to operators dealing with high chloride levels in the Marcellus Shale, midstream operators, no matter the location, can benefit from the PACER’s TEG reclamation capabilities. Whether attached to a dehydrator via sidestream or connected to a holding tank and purifying spent TEG in a batch process, the PACER minimizes costs and maximizes efficiency in midstream natural gas operations. Let our team show you how much your operation could save – contact us!