Clari­ant In­au­gu­rates State-of-the-Art Lab­o­ra­tory at Mid­land Fa­cil­ity to Strengthen R&D Ac­tiv­i­ties

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Clari­ant re­cently an­nounced the in­au­gu­ra­tion of a new state-of-the-art lab­o­ra­tory at its fa­cil­ity in Mid­land, Texas. This cap­i­tal in­vest­ment will up­grade sev­eral key in­fra­struc­ture el­e­ments of the op­er­a­tion cen­tres. Most prom­i­nent is the lab­o­ra­tory, which is Clari­ant Oil Ser­vice’s fourth Re­gional Tech­ni­cal Lab­o­ra­tory in North Amer­ica.

The lab­o­ra­tory will have on-site ac­cess to two in­duc­tively cou­pled plasma op­ti­cal emis­sion spec­trom­e­try (ICPOES) units, state of the art solids iden­ti­fi­ca­tion equip­ment, in­clud­ing X-Ray Dif­frac­tion (XRD) and X-Ray Flu­o­res­cence (XRF), and many other in­dus­try lead­ing in­stru­ments that will al­low the firm’s chem­i­cal spe­cial­ists to process around 7,000 lab sam- ples per month.

Due to the com­plex­ity of un­con­ven­tional shale pro­duc­tion in the Per­mian basin, this equip­ment gives Clari­ant the abil­ity to quickly as­sess risk fac­tors as­so­ci­ated with flow as­sur­ance, as­set in­tegrity, and oil/wa­ter qual­ity, in or­der to rapidly de­velop so­lu­tions that lower over­all cost of op­er­a­tions for its cus­tomers.

In ad­di­tion to the show­case lab­o­ra­tory, the firm will be able to pro­vide in­creased sup­port to its cus­tomers through a newly op­er­a­tional blend­ing plant, en­sur­ing se­cu­rity of sup­ply and the flex­i­bil­ity to pro­duce be­spoke prod­ucts. It will also aug­ment the com­pany’s ser­vice of­fer­ings to its cus­tomers in the fastest grow­ing oil basin US.

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