No moving parts;

Compact, 10% the size and
weight of conventional systems;

Motion has no effect on

Most efficient, and cost effective
solution to water treatment


Deoilers typically separate over 99% by volume of the lighter oil phase with particles from 5 to 20 microns and

Produced water streams contain less than 1% oil in water, and typically contain between 1,000 to 5,000 ppm. At these levels a
hydrocyclone based water treatment system will typically clean water in the range of 10 to 40 ppm;

Individual hydrocyclone capacities are dependent on the available system inlet pressure, and the type of cyclone used.  
Smaller high efficiency cyclones range from 80 to 500 BWPD per tube. Larger high capacity cyclones range from 450 to
3,000 BWPD per tube.

Very large water treatment systems requiring over 100,000 BWPD capacity are generally handled by up to 200

Innovative pressure vessel packaging of the tubes insures that any customer turndown requirements can be met, on-line,
without downtime.

Degasser/IGF Systems:

The most effective performance solution to tough produced water
treatment problems is a Deoiler/Degasser-IGF process that has
both the deoiler and the degasser-IGF mounted on the same skid.
The degasser-IGF can be either a vertical or  a horizontal vessel.

Produced water typically contains dissolved gas, especially at high
process pressures.  This gas needs to be separated for safety
reasons. In addition the Degasser-IGF will ensure safety additional
water polishing leading to an increased  60 - 80% reduction in
effluent Produced water typically contains dissolved gas,
especially at high process pressures.  This gas needs to be
separated for safety reasons.

The resultant footprint of the Deoiler and Degasser-IGF system is
typically 15% of the size and weight of conventional Free Water
Knock-Out Drums, CPI's, or Flotation units;

Produced Water Treatment
Deoiling Hydrocyclones,  Degasser and IGF Systems



Hydrocyclone based process systems, are the most cost-effective solution for
tough produced water treatment clean up. Located directly downstream on the
water outlet of the production separator, and upstream of the water level control
valve, these systems operate in a proportional "pressure ratio" control manner.

Deoiler hydrocyclones are pressure drop dependant, where fluids are directed
into the deoiler tube causing the fluids to spin under a centrifugal force. These
strong forces cause the two immiscible liquids (oil and water) to separate. The
heavier water phase is forced outward toward the cyclone wall, and the lighter oil
phase migrates toward the

By accurately controlling the pressures across the hydrocyclone, the water phase
is sent in one direction, downward, to the underflow, and the oil phase is sent in
the opposite direction, upward, to the overflow.  The process is a simple and
effective separator, with a 2-3 second retention time, and no moving parts.


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