Automation and Monitoring
TETRA has automated the key processes throughout our water management solution to ensure greater accuracy, efficiency and safety, while enabling cost savings.
Service integration and automation allows our water management systems to work in unison to their fullest advantage. The most significant current developments in water transfer relate to economies realized through automation. The same is true for water treatment, storage, and distribution and processing. Automated pump and valve systems offer cellular-based communication, pressure limit controls, remote monitoring, real-time data access, and data logging to verify results. Lower fuel and labor costs, and higher overall efficiency, have positioned automated solutions as a new standard for water management operations.
Some of our automated water management technology includes:
You can control and monitor fluid delivery in real time while adding a more responsive and effective level of safety to mitigate unplanned events. Our systems effectively optimize water transfer operations while significantly reducing risks and lowering cost.
Oil Recovery After Production Technology (ORAPT™) Oil Separation System
Our ORAPT oil separation system accumulates and removes residual oil from produced water in real time to ensure treatment performance and compliance with regulatory storage requirements. The recovered oil is returned to the operator’s sales pipeline.
SwiftWater Automated Treatment (SWAT™) System and On-the-Fly Treatment Systems
Provide continuous and accurate chemical dosage volume to ensure produced water is treated to exact specification. Our web-based real-time monitoring and control technology provides you with 24/7 access to treatment and recycling operations. This provides a transparent and on-demand view of the chemistry applied to treat the water and its effectiveness.
Automated Blending Controller
Effectively measures the prescribed blending parameter following blend and automatically adjusts the flow rates locally to achieve the desired blended water specifications. This measurement helps to reduce the variability in frac water quality, because any water quality or flow-rate variation, is mitigated by the controller automatically changing the blend ratio in real time. The resulting frac water blend remains within the acceptable parameter range with a maximized produced-water portion to optimize reuse.
Automating tasks that previously required significant labor time helps shale development teams maximize efficiency through integrated services, job planning and crew optimization. Experienced team leaders can take the time to perform site assessments and hydraulic calculations before designing a plan that efficiently positions hose, manifolds, pumps and road crossings to meet the operator’s needs while avoiding negative environmental impacts.