Oil Content in Frac Water

Oil in Water Analysis for Flowback/Produced Water from Hydraulic Fracturing

  • Verify oil levels are compatible for reuse or disposal
  • Designed for use at drilling site
  • Results in under 15 minutes
  • Detect levels as low as 0.1 ppm
  • Easy-to-use for non-technical personnel

Whether flowback and produced water from a hydraulic fracturing site is getting cleaned up for the next fracture, going to an off-site treatment facility, evaporation ponds or going through thermal or membrane desalination for agricultural use or surface discharge, removing the oil is typically the first step. Testing the effectiveness of the oil removal system can be especially important if the risk is fouling a membrane or incurring a regulatory fine.

The InfraCal 2 Analyzers allow for oil in water testing at the well site in less than 15 minutes with the rugged durability required for drill site testing. The sampling requires a few simple steps that can be performed by non-technical personnel. The water is mixed with the extraction solvent, shaken, and then presented to the InfraCal 2 Analyzer for measurement. The same InfraCal 2 Analyzer can be used for TPH in soil if a spill or pond leak occurs to determine the contaminated area. The InfraCal 2 can be calibrated for ppm levels of oil in water or mg/kg to percent levels of TPH in soil. 

The InfraCal 2 TOG/TPH Analyzer is capable of sub-ppm measurements, can store multiple calibrations and has password protection on calibrations and instrument settings.  This updated version of the InfraCal 2 currently used worldwide for oil in water and soil analysis now has increased sensitivity, a multi-language touchscreen user interface and internal data storage.  Data can be exported via USB directly to a PC or to a flash drive.

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