Oil & Gas Separations


Pentair designs and manufactures advanced technologies for the high performance separation of liquids, solids and gases. These technologies are used to help facilitate balanced systems that are highly stable, reliable and robust, thereby increasing throughput, reducing operating cost and minimizing waste.

We help solve the most critical separation and extraction issues for the gas, refining, produced water, chemical and power generation industries.

Our S.T.A.R. Labs (Scientific Testing, Analysis and Research Laboratories) are staffed with Ph.D. scientists who develop innovative technologies for advanced separation applications.

We are made up of people who share the same vision, values and commitment to working with our client's as a partner. Just as the needs of our client's and their challenges change, so do the solutions. We take pride in the process of listening, analyzing and executing solutions that best fit our client's needs; understanding precedes solutions.

Porous Media was started as a private company in 1984. Over the years, the company established itself in the oil and gas industry as a preferred provider of high performance separation technologies. In 2007, Pentair acquired Porous Media and it is now an an operating unit of Pentair plc doing business as Pentair Oil & Gas Separations.


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Pentair is a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry-leading products, services, and solutions that fit your changing needs. We aim to deliver the adaptive, industry-leading solutions that help ensure a safer, healthier future for all.

Pentair works at the very center of global commerce, providing critical inputs to a wide range of essential industries. From Flow Technologies and Process Technologies to Technical Solutions and Valves and Controls, we apply the inventive thinking and disciplined execution to push the boundaries of what's possible. We bring to bear our extensive expertise through deep collaborative efforts, looking ahead to ensure the future of the world's most essential resources, equipment and infrastructure.

Across all the businesses and industries we serve, we seek to create and add value. We help customers do more with existing resources and tap the power of new approaches to achieve more effective methods and sustainable outcomes.

Everything we do is driven by our passion to help people live better. By acting today for the benefit of tomorrow, we ensure that customers are able to respond effectively to quickly changing markets, environments and customers. That is why Pentair is the company that businesses, communities and individuals turn to for the answers that fit their most vital everyday needs and their most visionary long-term goals.

With revenues of approximately $8 billion, Pentair employs 30,000 people worldwide, working with clients and partners on six continents.

We report the performance of our business within four global operating segments: Flow Technologies, Process Technologies, Technical Solutions and Valves & Controls.

Flow Technologies

Designs, manufactures, and markets products and services designed for the transfer and flow of clean water, wastewater, and a variety of industrial applications.

Process Technologies

Designs, manufactures, markets, and services innovative water system products and solutions to meet filtration, separation, and fluid process management challenges in food and beverage, water, wastewater, swimming pools, and aquaculture applications.

Technical Solutions

Designs, manufactures, markets, and services products that guard and protect some of the world’s most sensitive electronics and electronic equipment, as well as heat management solutions designed to provide thermal protection to temperature sensitive fluid applications.

Valves & Controls

Designs, manufactures, markets, and services valves, fittings, automation and controls, and actuators for the energy and industrial verticals.

For more information, please visit our corporate website at www.pentair.com.
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