MOZLEY FLUIDIZER – Settled solids removal system

Schlumberger has a variety of solids and sand management systems that provide identifiable value in solving problems at the source,thus alleviating downstream issues and reducing operational concerns.

  Overview – MOZLEY FLUIDIZER – Settled solids removal system

  • Fluidize many solid sizes settled in your process vessel

The MOZLEY FLUIDIZER settled solids removal system is a compact and efficient device used to generate flowing slurry from solids settled at the bottom of a tank or vessel. It is uniquely designed for online discharge of sand from vessels with minimum disruption to interface levels.

  • Free solids trapped in the system

The MOZLEY FLUIDIZER system uses a spray head that delivers fluidizing water at the right flow rate and in the right direction. Water flows up through the center of the solids remover and out through the nozzle at the top. It clears a 15-in cylinder with a 30°–40° cone around it, fluidizing and removing sand from the area. The fluidized sand flows out through the system annulus; more sand falls into the cleared area and is fluidized.

  • Special features:

    • No moving parts
    • Vertical or horizontal configuration
    • Controlled injection of water
    • Compact design easy to retrofit
  • Design custom solutions using various flow rates and configurations

An outlet route for the fluidized sand and solids provides flow resistance. This resistance ensures the sand will flow out of the vessel at a rate matching that of the incoming liquid, which prevents any change of levels in the vessel.

The MOZLEY FLUIDIZER system is available in three sizes, with slurry flow rates of 15, 35, and 66 galUS/min. We can help you select the correct flow for your process and equipment downstream of the flow.The solids removers can be mounted either individually, through vessel nozzles (4-in nozzles for optimal clearance), or manifolded together on a common header.

 Application of MOZLEY FLUIDIZER – Settled solids removal system

The MOZLEY FLUIDIZER system uses a controlled injection of water into the sandcontaining vessel to generate a shallow yet broad zone of fluidized sand adjacent to the bottom of the vessel. Because no vortex is created, disturbance is localized to the area containing the deposited sand. This slurry flows toward the MOZLEY FLUIDIZER system, where it passes through an internal flow passage and is discharged from the system outlet. The system’s large zone of influence means that large volumes of sand can be removed by a single device, while the horizontal fluidization profile generates practically no disturbance in the liquid above. The MOZLEY FLUIDIZER system discharges a slurry of constant concentration until the sand level drops such that it is exposed when the slurry concentration will fall rapidly, giving a distinct cut-off point. The fluidizing water may be a separately pumped source or taken from the upstream process.

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MOZLEY FLUIDIZER system installed on a horizontal separator.

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