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In the field, whether it is a new project or an already existing one, modifications and updates are a compulsory part of the oil and gas business.

It is also mandatory for oil and gas companies to examine regularly their equipment in the field. Updates and check-ups serve a preventative role, ultimately leading to increased productivity and decreased accidents. Thus, there is a great need for advancements and innovative solutions that support the safety of operations and equipment. For example, the sand filtration equipment prevents damage to the equipment and saves time and cost of the drilling operations. The sand filtration equipment is much like the seat belt. There was a time where people thought it is not a necessary part of the car, but in reality it makes the operation of the car much safer. The time has proven that seat belts are a necessary part of the motor vehicle and the same goes for the use of filtration vessel parts in the drilling process.

It is not a surprise to anybody that the reservoirs of natural recourses contain solid particulates from the soil. The implementation of a solids control system is therefore necessary to address this issue. Called filtration vessel, or desanding vessel, this equipment’s main job is to protect the drilling equipment and to clean the oil/gas from unwanted solids. Because all sorts of solids are found in and around the oil and gas deposits, those solids can easily damage the drilling equipment, or in lesser cases, contaminate the resource. In those cases, the desanding vessel comes in handy. In the process of extraction of natural recourses, the filtration vessel blocks the passage of solids and collects sand and other particulates in the bottom of the unit, while oil or gas pass freely.

Now you know what the sand filtration equipment does in its essence, but you might not be clear as to how that helps you. Well, here it is. In its most basic function, the sand separator (that is yet another name that we can use to describe the desanding vessel) provides the solids control function that we spoke of above. When the oil and gas flow through the equipment, they bring sand and other solid particulates with them. The “contaminated” recourse is of no use to the oil and gas companies, or to you. In order for you to fill your gas tank, you need to have refined and clean product. Therefore, to bring you usable product, some companies utilize sand separator technology to begin the clean up in the early stages of extraction.

This is the cycle of the oil and gas extraction. You begin with finding the spot, then you proceed to secure equipment and get to the recourse, and once you do, you want to preserve the well and the equipment. The sand separator makes the transition between those stages flawless with its protective and cleaning functions. And so the cycle goes on and on and on…

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