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Hach offers fast and reliable results for analyzing water used in hydraulic fracturing
July 13, 2011
With the widespread adoption of hydraulic fracturing, also referred to as fracing or fracking, the Oil & Gas industry is increasingly recognizing the impact water quality has on both the efficiency of the fracturing process and long-term production rates of the well. Hach Company (www.hach.com) is providing tools to give site operators confidence in the quality of water used in the fracturing process with the recently released CEL/890 Oil & Gas Water Quality Laboratory.
The Oil and Gas industry’s water management needs are greater today than ever, and so is the need for on-site rapid results to ensure base water quality standards are met and to identify potential interferences with fracturing fluid compounds.
The CEL/890 Oil & Gas Water Quality Laboratory maximizes performance and rapid decision making by providing the tools necessary to produce real-time, consistent results in the field. All required equipment and accessories are included in a rugged carrying case for easy transportation.
"The effect of water quality on fracing has been a hot topic recently," Johnny Robinson, Hach’s Oil and Gas Industry Manager said, "Hach recognizes the heightened importance of getting fast, reliable results on-site and the CEL/890 Oil & Gas Water Quality Laboratory is an excellent solution to ensure water quality standards are met."
The easy to use equipment features on-screen prompts to guide users through testing procedures, and probes that automatically recognize the testing parameter, calibration history and method settings.
Designed specifically for fracing applications, the Water Quality Laboratory includes a DR890 Colorimeter, HQ40d digital meter, a digital titrator and reagents for 12 critical parameters – alkalinity, bacteria, chloride, chlorine, conductivity, hardness, iron, manganese, pH, phosphate, silica, and sulfate. More parameters may be added as needed. More information about technical specifications and ordering is available at www.hach.com/oilandgas.