YOU ALREADY KNOW that AFS provides objective, actionable insights into flow assurance issues for some of the nation's leading operators?
BUT DID YOU KNOW that our new independent lab is now open and operational?
Schedule your tour today! Email us at email@example.com and set up a time to come and see us.
A big thank you to all who came out to our Open House! It was an exciting day for the AFS team and we appreciate all of your support.
If you were not able to attend the Open House and would like to take a tour of our Katy Lab and/or learn more about Assured Flow Solutions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to come and see us.
(-20°C to 200°C)
n-butane, n-pentane, etc.).
To characterize this flow assurance risk, AFS has the following equipment available for testing asphaltenes:
studies, emulsion stability studies, and test
o Temperature range of 39°F to 176°F
(4°C to 80°C)
o 6 samples can be analyzed simultaneously
the fluid during asphaltene precipitation which
can be used for modeling of asphaltene
precipitation with the ASIST model
(5°C to 100°C)
(-20°C to 100°C)
To characterize this flow assurance risk, AFS has the following equipment available to study scaling tendencies and performance of chemical inhibitors using the following equipment:
(400 bar) and differential pressure of 290 psi (20 bar)
o Integrated pH probe at the sample outlet
o Capillary ID of 0.75 mm
o Pump rates of up to 10 ml/min
To characterize this flow assurance risk, AFS has the following equipment available for testing waxing potential in liquid hydrocarbon samples:
temperature in each rack (5 cells per rack)
deposition as a function of time
crystalized paraffin, as well as identify the wax appearance temperature (WAT) and the pour point
Many of the chemicals used in the oil field are incompatible with each other and can be incompatible with the materials throughout the flowpath. An understanding of these compatibility issues is critical for system design and operation.
To characterize the compatibility risk, AFS has the following equipment available for testing:
To characterize this flow assurance risk, AFS can study hydrate equilibrium temperature, hydrate plugging tendency, and chemical effectiveness using the following equipment:
Our "Cyber Monday" purchase has finally arrived in the states. The first of our two high pressure rocking cells has arrived and will be up and running by the end of this week (especially when we have Pete monitoring the installation process).
We have had people working in the lab since November but we wanted to wait for the perfect moment to make this important announcement. Assured Flow Solutions’ lab is open for business.
We made it official on Friday afternoon with an outdoor ribbon cutting ceremony surrounded by the entire AFS team. Thanks to everyone for their hard work and support for helping us make this happen. We really have one of the most outstanding teams here at AFS.
Now the fun really begins! Stay tuned for the progress we make next week. We are sure to stay busy as more and more equipment arrives at the lab.
Well this is it!
If you see this sign, know that you are taking a step in the right direction to solve your flow assurance challenges.
Assured Flow Solutions' is composed of some of the best and "brightest" engineers and chemists with the expertise needed to design a cost effective solution and a real solution to keep your wells flowing.
The first of our two high pressure rocking cells have been ordered! This unit will have 10 individual sapphire cells, within each cell, we combine oil, water, and gas under specific temperatures and pressures to simulate production conditions and evaluate hydrate risk and possible mitigation options for steady-state and transient operations.
This isn't your typical Cyber Monday purchase, but then again, Assured Flow Solutions isn't your typical company either.
While the AFS team is off for the Thanksgiving holiday, we had a few dedicated employees stop by the lab to see the progress that has been made.
Assured Flow Solutions will be opening the doors to our new lab very soon. Read more about how this addition of a specialized laboratory allows us to be a total solutions provider, solving technical challenges through engineering design and experimental validation in today’s Houston Business Journal's article.
New lab equipment has been arriving over the past week and some pieces have been installed.
We are expecting the arrival of our new equipment in the next coming weeks. Stay tuned for our weekly updates.
AFS' hosted our first lab tour this week for Clair Avery, Engineering Co-Op Coordinator, with Memorial University of Newfoundland. AFS' Flow Assurance Specialist, and fellow MUN alum, Jacqueline Stevens and AFS' Managing Partner, Tony Spratt, showed her around the 10,000 sqft facility and elaborated as to the equipment that would soon be arriving and the services we will soon be able to offer to the oil & gas industry.
Thank you Clair for joining us at the lab. Don't wait, contact us to schedule a lab tour with the AFS team!
While we were focusing on the outside of the lab last week, the team was busy getting things ready on the inside.
The AFS waves have been added to all the glass walls in the building,our logo has been added above the reception counter, and the furniture arrived!
We have the couches for the breakroom, table for the conference room, and desks for the cubicles and the offices. Looking forward to the day that we will have the AFS team working here.
What a beautiful day it is here in Katy, Texas!
It's really busy on the inside of the building today so we thought we would share this lovely picture of the outside of the AFS lab.
They say "don't judge a book by its cover", but the building is looking professional, clean, put together, etc. so ahead and judge away. We are really proud of the progress that has been made.
The outside of our building was looking good but now with the new landscaping its looks awesome!
We are just missing one thing. Our Assured Flow Solutions sign! That should be arriving soon and we can't wait to hang that up!
"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." ‒ John Wooden
The light fixtures have been hung throughout the building. Boxes and boxes of glassware for lab and hardware for the building have been arriving almost daily. Stick with us on this journey and lets see if you can notice the new additions in the next lab post.
Cabinets have been installed in the lab, breakroom and conference rooms. The glass walls and doors have been hung through out the building and a little paint has been added to all of the walls.
What's next for the lab, you ask? Check back next week to see the additions that have been made to AFS.
We had some fun this week with the developers and their drones. This is how they get us those fancy aerial shots we have been posting. I wonder if they would let us hold on to these drones...
Now that the sheetrock has been hung you can really see the "lab" take shape. We can't wait until we can get our equipment in and start working with you on your flow assurance challenges.
The walls are up. Our guys are working in the walk way outside of the break room and 2 of our new offices.
Visit us next week to see the progress we will make on the lab.
Check out our new office complex, featured in this morning's edition of the Houston Business Journal.
The outside has really come along way in the last 2 weeks.
We officially have a parking lot and they just finished up painting the building.
Our team is hard at work on the inside of the lab. Check back next week for an update on the progress that has been made in the lab.
We made some progress since our last "interior" update.
The duct work is in over the lab, windows have been installed and the offices are really starting to take some shape now that they are framed in.
Yes, we are excited about the overhang on the front of the building. One day soon, we will have our logo up there to.
Next week we will have some pictures to share with you on the progress being made on the inside.
To many, this just looks like an empty concrete box.
To us, its 10,000 sq ft. that will house the future of flow assurance technology and applications.
14 weeks to go until we are up and running.
You can really see the progress being made down here on the construction site.
It's all coming together nicely.
Wow! What a difference a few weeks can make.
We have a building everyone!
Next step, putting a roof over our head.
Progress is moving along quite nicely.
"If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it" ‒ Einstein
This is how we monitor progress on our job sites. Looks like the building is really starting to take shape!
Breaking new ground today for our 10,000 sq.ft. lab in Katy, Texas.
It's all laid out! Floor plans and renderings for the new lab are complete and APPROVED! Now let the construction begin!
Assured Flow Solutions is proud to announce that we will be opening a new 10,000 sq. ft. laboratory in Katy, Texas. The lab will house our team of industry experts in chemistry and engineering, as well as state-of-the-art testing equipment. This new capability adds another unparalleled service to help identity and mitigate your production challenges.
Join us in this journey as we continuously update this blog!