In addition to providing a wide range of industrial water treatment solutions, Water Standard offers services to design, troubleshoot, optimize and maintain facilities. Water Standard’s services build on our multi-disciplinary team of water treatment and oil and gas experts including plant operators and facility experts, and address both green- and brownfield water treatment systems.

During this period of lower oil pricing, efficient operations is critical to economic survival in the energy industry. Water Standard’s unique blend of expertise and troubleshooting capabilities has reduced operating costs and improved uptime for Operators, including that of aging infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. Water Standard’s projects often begin as feasibility or troubleshooting opportunities that lead to supply of engineering services and eventually to delivery of solutions.

Our capabilities extend to the power and petrochemical industry where we have proven to offer the next-generation technologies and related services to cut costs and improve efficiencies.




  • Water analysis
  • Membrane autopsies and related diagnostics
  • Membrane cleaning testing and analysis
  • Cartridge filter deposit analysis
  • On-site data collection

System Audit and Troubleshooting
Water Standard’s team performs on-site system audits to troubleshoot underlying water treatment problems and provides an action list for remedy, resulting in reduced chemical consumption of and improved uptime for on- and offshore assets.

Current oil pricing requires water treatment systems to operate at high efficiency and uptime. High chemical consumption, corrosion and poor filter performance commonly erode profitability and reduce availability in water injection, produced water facilities and utility water systems. Aging facilities subject to higher flows and more extreme conditions than intended, struggle to keep up with today’s demands. Water Standard’s audit team finds the root cause of problems and provides clear measures to mitigate them.

Membrane System Management
Water Standard has assembled a membrane team with 150+ years of collective experience in membrane design and operations, one of the most experienced teams in the Industry. Water Standard’s membrane system management services draws on this experience to improve SRP membrane performance and extend life, resulting in direct savings to the Operator. Today, membranes expand to use in desalination, filtration and deaeration, Water Standard brings this same experience to reduce operating cost to on- and offshore facilities.

SRP membranes have become a workhorse on many offshore platforms. Reverse osmosis, membrane filters and membrane deaerators are gaining in popularity on- and offshore. Managing their performance and knowing when and how to clean, when to shift them within a vessel to maximize their longevity, and when to eventually replace them, benefits from the oversight of membrane experts. A cost benefit analysis demonstrates the savings of long-term membrane management for facilities to maximize uptime and reduce membrane replacement frequency.

Membrane Cleaning
Water Standard’s long history in membrane and pretreatment design, O&M, and cleaning and preserving membranes ensures that cleaning results in optimum membrane performance, thereby increasing facility uptime and achieving water quality targets. Water Standard can provide cleaning services onsite or off, for all sectors of the Industry.

Cleaning membranes effectively to maximize their performance and extend life requires comprehensive knowledge of the water chemistry dynamics of the facility. As the investment in membranes increases up- and downstream, outsourcing membrane cleaning becomes attractive to maintain uptime and manage overall costs.

Membrane and O&M Training
Water Standard provides comprehensive training courses that can be tailored to meet a variety of education needs, ranging from design expertise, to operator training and onsite courses. Introducing membrane technology into a project demands knowledge not necessarily inherent within oil and gas companies, and operating a water treatment and/or membranes system requires uncompromising know-how to ensure water quality targets are met and to minimize operating cost while maintaining uptime.

Commissioning and Start Up
Water Standard uses its strong O&M and membrane expertise to ensure on-time, on-budget commissioning and start-up of all types of water treatment facilities. Commissioning is a critical aspect of project execution, and operational challenges can lead to schedule and start-up overruns, and delay turnover of the facility to the operator. In offshore applications and settings where logistics are particularly challenging, these factors can become even more pronounced. Water Standard staff maintain offshore certification, as needed, as well as O&M registration for conducting efficient and cost-effective commissioning and startup in a wide range of applications.

Used Membrane Recovery
Water Standard’s team draws from its extensive experience in water treatment facility O&M to assist clients develop membrane recovery strategies to decrease operating costs. Membrane-based systems such as reverse osmosis and SRP require maintenance and periodic change-out to maximize treatment efficiencies. Typical industrial membrane facilities require change-out every one to four years. However, using effective maintenance strategies, membrane lifespans can be extended by one to three years. Water Standard assesses the condition of existing membrane systems experiencing problems and advises cleaning, rotation, or replacement strategies which suit site-specific requirements and optimize cost.

Design Limitation Analysis
Water Standard leverages 150 years of collective experience in engineering design and product development to conduct design limitation analyses for clients in the field. Safety and performance are paramount in the Industry. Managing the design process to ensure these criteria are met while managing facility costs requires close attention to client priorities, water quality targets, materials selection, and equipment capabilities and specification.

After installation, technologies in challenging applications onshore and offshore, particularly those which treat complex water supplies, often undergo rapid wear and tear. Corrosion and biofouling, for instance, can lead to unplanned downtime for repairs, resulting in unforeseen capital and operating costs for maintenance and replacement. Water Standard collaborates with clients to analyze the condition of existing water treatment equipment, and advises preventative maintenance strategies for rapid, cost-effective repair or replacement.

Engineering Services, Pre-FEED and FEED’s
Water Standard provides technical expertise to clients in the form of engineering services, studies and Front End Engineering Designs (FEEDs). Studies and FEEDs are critical elements of project planning, affording clients and stakeholders the opportunity to identify key technical and economic challenges, opportunities and risks. Water Standard is committed to providing sound assessments and collaborating with clients toward identifying optimal solutions to address challenges in the oil and gas and other markets.

HAZOP’s and Design Reviews
Water Standard’s team leverages its experience in engineering design, health, safety and environmental factors, and risk assessment to conduct effective Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) and design review studies for clients. Water Standard’s commitment to worker health and safety and environmental protection has forged its experience and expertise in process risk assessment, producing design solutions which address project requirements with technical integrity and cost efficiency while minimizing potential hazards.

TRL Assessments
Water Standard’s team conducts Technology Readiness Level Assessments (TRL) for clients and partners, enabling technologies to be de-risked and adapted into challenging applications. Water Standard has developed expertise in API 17N standards, and has collaborated with oil and gas operators to fulfill requirements of company-specific programs as well. Focusing on functionality, availability, and reliability, as well as operation, maintenance, and other factors, Water Standard strives to understand the strengths and limitations of technologies, identify risk gaps, and offer strategies to advance technology readiness and enable use of systems in target applications.