REDUCED LABOR, MAINTENANCE AND CHEMICAL COSTS
SAVINGS: With the automation the Merlin system offers,
time previously spent manually diluting chemicals can now
be used for other tasks. Also, reduce the number of trips
to remote well sites and pump stations by monitoring via SCADA
how much chemical has been used, whether or not the system
is online, current feed rates and how much neat chemical supply
remains. In addition to labor savings, this provides confidence
in the operation of your remote chem feed application.
CHEMICALS, NOT WATER: Chemicals are almost always cheaper
to purchase in high concentrations. Instead of having your
chemical supplier sell you low strength chemicals that are
mostly water, blend your own concentration on site!! A Merlin
dilution control system can pay for itself quickly in chemical
cost savings alone.
Many chemicals such as Caustic and Sodium Hypochlorite precipitate
scaling in the piping and process injection point when fed
at high concentrations, ultimately causing maintenance and
distribution problems. Lowering the concentration of the source
chemical in many cases will alleviate this problem and thus
reduce maintenance costs.
OFF-GASSING AND LEAKAGE: Sodium hypochlorite and other
chemicals off-gas at a much higher rate in high concentrations
than they do at low concentrations. Preventing off-gassing
by diluting helps eliminate vapor locked metering pumps, exploding
ball valves and liquid/gas separation that can cause inconsistent
feed. Feeding high strength hypochlorite also exploits weak
spots in piping and joints causing leaks, which increases
maintenance and operator exposure to chemicals.
High strength chemicals like sodium hydroxide (Caustic) begin
to crystallize and become very thick at temperatures as high
as 55 degrees F making them difficult to feed. Diluting these
chemicals allows them to be successfully fed at ambient temperatures
down to freezing and reduces the need for heat tracing on
piping, valves, etc.