Water Standard is pleased to announce the successful delivery of a membrane water treatment package to a midstream energy company, as a groundbreaking component of their gas quality upgrade project within their LPG export terminal.This export terminal is designed to load LPG carriers for delivery to the world market to meet rising international demand for American LPG supply. The membrane water treatment package, which has not been used in this type of application before, is critical for delivering gas of appropriate quality to the terminal’s primary customer.Consistent with its solutions-driven approach to industry challenges, Water Standard supported its client from piloting and conceptualization to scale-up and construction by evaluating several different water sources, water treatment technologies, and process configurations. The result was the most optimal treatment solution for this novel midstream application.Ultimately, the compact membrane system was built to produce between 50-150 gpm of water from a wide range of feed water qualities and varying temperatures. Its unique configuration minimizes water demand from the facility by achieving a recovery rate of 80%.Lisa Henthorne, Chief Technology Officer of Water Standard states, “We strive for the best solutions for the unique and often very challenging water treatment requirements our clients face. In this case, using a compact, skid mounted design to retrofit within the facility, and the ability to treat any source water at a high recovery rate, we maximized flexibility and minimized OPEX for our client.The equipment was manufactured in Water Standard’s 22,000 square foot, ASME certified, Monarch Separators fabrication facility located in Houston, Texas.Given the criticality of the water treatment package, the project was executed on a fast-track and is scheduled for startup in the first quarter of 2018.