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Drinking water disinfection – Oil and gas – Land based

Drinking water disinfection – Oil and gas – Land based

Holland Marine Services Amsterdam (HMSA) and Van Remmen UV Techniek have combined their knowledge and expertise to design and build three UV disinfection systems on a skid for the drinking water supply of a land based platform.

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) is developing a refinery and petrochemical integrated development project (RAPID) and other associated facilities in Pengerang, Southern Johor, Malaysia, through a project called Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC). The refinery project is anticipated to be completed by early 2019. It is expected to employ 70,000 workers during construction and generate 4,000 new jobs upon completion.

The water on ships and oil rigs is not of the same quality as our tap water, hence it must be disinfected. UV disinfection with Van Remmen validated UV systems is a reliable and affordable way to provide safe water. In order to provide the personnel with safe drinking water the available water at this refinery will be disinfected with UV (ultraviolet) light. Consequently, the staff is not at risk of getting sick because of the water at this site.

Jim Woudstra, Sales Engineer at HMSA: “Projects of this size often have to meet strict requirements. Together with ‘Van Remmen’, we were able to meet the Petronas requirements and offer the necessary certificates and documentation.”

Three UV systems were built on skids which allows water treatment of in total 44 m3/h at the refinery. The UV systems are supplied with a manual wiper, which enables manual cleaning of the quartz sleeve inside the UV system. Manual wipers are a user-friendly way to maintain proper functioning of the system. The UV sensor is used for optional control of the disinfection process.

Van Remmen and Holland Marine Services Amsterdam (HMSA) often cooperate in projects that request reliable drinking water disinfection on ships and/or oil rigs. In addition, UV technology is also applied in waste water treatment plants and can be equipped with several options, such as ATEX.

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