April 26th, 2016
At the Suez 2106 Innovation Trophies gala event held recently in Paris, Suez Oil & Gas Systems received an Innovation Trophy for their novel design of large diameter CYCLONIXX® Wellhead Desander Hydrocyclones. The annual awards recognise and reinforce the importance of technology innovation across the global Suez business.
Suez lead the market in using highly erosion resistant reaction bonded silicon carbide ceramics as the material of choice for desanders and has once again implemented a step-change improvement in wellhead desander design to deliver superior products to its clients. Suez has developed new fabrication techniques in order to cast wellhead desanders in only a few ceramic rings rather than the traditional method of manually grouting individual ceramic tiles to form the desander. This enables Suez to manufacture wellhead desanders up to 700 mm diameter; the largest available on the market. The advantages of the Suez technique is greatly increased manufacturing efficiency, repeatability and standardization that results in more robust hydrocyclones with minimal joints and therefore, few points of failure. For our clients this means you can rely on Suez Wellhead Desander Hydrocyclones to operate reliably under the extreme conditions experienced at wellheads.
Have a look at this video for some details of the development process.