The high liquid loads experienced by midstream companies in many of the North American shale plays have significantly increased the size of the separation/storage units they require. Because Mueller’s filterless KLS separators have proven uniquely effective at handling these slug and contaminant issues, our clients are ordering them in even larger sizes.
We’ve upgraded our ASME manufacturing facility west of Houston to better handle these massive vessels, including the installation of a unique 400 ton capacity Enerpak hydraulic gantry crane system engineered specifically for our application. As a result we’ve been custom fabricating KLS-1BSC slug catchers in sizes up to 96” ID x 50’ in length, capable of storing as much as 20,000 gallons.
All this is part of Mueller’s long term commitment to meeting our client’s needs. That commitment also includes a massive expansion of our production plant during the first half of this year, and the introduction of new innovative products currently in the testing phase.
In the top photo, our founder and President Fred Mueller is shown inspecting a shell that will become section of the storage tank for one of the several large KLS-1BSC slug catchers we're fabricating for Blue Racer Midstream. With Fred standing 5'11", you can clearly see how massive these vessels are.
The lower photo provides a look inside our Brookshire manufacturing facility just west of Houston showing the 400 ton gantry crane we've installed to handle the larger vessels our clients are requesting. On the left, shells are being positioned for fabricating a KLS slug catcher storage tank.