Membrane is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that provides turn-key solutions in the fluid treatment business, based on proprietary know-how and patents.
The company's solid engineering background stems from 1450 units installed in all 6 continents and offshore, proprietary know how competence since 1936, a SAP-based organization, a 3D-based engineering, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ACHILLES certifications.
Membrane's filtration units are designed according to ASME, ANSI, UNI standards whichever are applicable. Electrical and Instrumentation components may be for safe area or ATEX compliant.
Pressure vessels are designed and tested according with ASME VIII, ASTM and PED. The company's recent installation is a filtration package with ASME VIII pressure filters with special selected media (for dual-media filters) for industrial water reuse in a refinery.
The complete chemical dosing package necessary to the process is supplied with the filters. The complete unit, with steel parts painted to harsh environment specifications, includes valves, piping, pumps for feed and backwash and blowers for air scouring and comes pretested at the company's factory.
The whole process is PLC controlled, with the company's exclusive software. Flowrates ranging from 480 m3/h to 500 m3/h are treated. The unit finely removes suspended solids and particulate with an exceptional 99 percent removal of suspended solids down to 60 micron without any chemical addition in its basic configuration.
The goal has been achieved with extensive studies and fine tuning over the decades. The customer in this case is a major oil & gas company operating in the Mediterranean Sea.