HOUSTON, Texas -- Siemens Water Technologies has launched a new second pass reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system for the offshore oil and gas industry. Reverse osmosis is a process in which pure water is produced by forcing waste or saline water through a semi-permeable membrane.
The new system can be used on offshore platforms and drilling rigs to generate high quality water on-board. Generating water on the platform eliminates costly transportation charges and enables water volume to be adjusted according to need, Siemens says. The new system also is marketed for offshore applications because it is a compact, single-skid unit for easy installation, according to the company.