Overview – CYCLOTECH MC Series desanding hydrocyclone technologies
CYCLOTECH* MC Series* desanding hydrocyclone technologies remove solids from produced water, seawater, and liquid hydrocarbon streams to meet the demanding environmental and physical requirements of the upstream oil and gas industry. The technologies’ most common applications are for produced water systems, protection of downstream equipment, and reinjection systems.
- Broad range of solids sizes managed from 2 um to 15 mm
- No moving parts for enhanced reliability
- No need for duty or standby operation
- High sand removal efficiency regardless of hydrocyclone diameter
- Robust makeup materials stand up to erosion
Application of CYCLOTECH MC Series desanding hydrocyclone technologies
MC Series technologies have no moving parts and achieve solid-liquid separation using a pressure drop across the unit. Slurry is directed into the inlet section of the liner via a tangential inlet port. This, together with a narrow cyclone diameter, causes the fluid to spin at high velocity, creating a high-g radial acceleration field. The denser-phase solid particles are forced outward to the hydrocyclone inner wall. Here, through internal hydrodynamic forces, the solids are ejected from the apex of the cyclone while the liquid exits via an axial port adjacent to the inlet. The separated solids are collected in a solids accumulator, which can be periodically purged on line without interruption to the hydrocyclone operation. This purging eliminates the need for duty or standby operation.