POSTS on December 2014
Depending on the industry, many generator owners or operators may have come across the term "fuel polishing," a.k.a. "fuel scrubbing," and wondered what this process is and does. Is it for natural gas or diesel fuel? Is it something operators need to worry about? What is involved with it? There are two types of fuel cleaning--one relates to natural gas; the other to diesel fuel. One enables poor quality fuel to be burned in natural gas generators; the other promotes engine life and performance.
Horizontal drilling, where oilfield operators drill through the earth, under the surface, to reach new sources of oil rather than drilling vertically, has expanded significantly after an economics-based drop in 2009. One type of drilling--pad drilling--is particularly suited to this type of operation, for both economic and environmental reasons.