Suez Oil & Gas Systems' award winning CYCLONIXX® Wellhead Desander Hydrocyclones offer a solids-separation technology specifically aimed at multi-phase well streams that is suitable for all wellhead gas/liquid ratios from 100% liquid to 100% gas. Our hydrocyclones are designed to withstand extremely harsh wellhead conditions including exposure to very high pressures, elevated temperatures and highly erosive flows.
Each CYCLONIXX system is custom engineered to fit your application, including providing for a wide operating envelope to meet the changing conditions that are common in multi-phase well streams. CYCLONIXX Wellhead Desanders come in a range of sizes, including some of the largest commercially available, to accommodate the vast majority of wellhead flows in a single cyclone. In addition, the cyclones are specifically designed to separate large and irregular shaped particles, as well as the more common small, round particles, without blocking.
Suez Oil & Gas Systems has developed new fabrication techniques in order to cast wellhead desanders in only a few ceramic pieces rather than the traditional method of manually grouting individual ceramic tiles to form the desander. This enables us to manufacture wellhead desanders up to 700 mm diameter; the largest available on the market. The advantages of the Suez Oil & Gas Systems technique is greatly increased manufacturing efficiency and repeatability that results in more robust hydrocyclones with minimal joins and therefore, few points of failure. For our clients this means you can rely on Suez Oil & Gas Systems' Wellhead Desander Hydrocyclones to operate reliably under the extreme conditions experienced at wellheads.
Removing solids (e.g. frac sand, proppant) at or near the wellhead offers a number of advantages including:
- Protecting downstream equipment from erosion damage
- Preventing solids build up in vessels and pipelines
- Preventing sand and other solids damaging valve seats
- Reducing the overall risk to on-going production
CYCLONIXX Wellhead Desander Hydrocyclones are applicable for:
- Increasing production above previous limits
- Frac. sand/proppant removal from shale gas and/or oil
- Well clean-up operations
- Well start-up operations
- Under-balanced drilling operations
We offer CYCLONIXX Wellhead Desander Hydrocyclones in our TUNGSTONE® materials range so you can be sure that they are suitable for your application no matter how severe the service. TUNGSTONE cyclones are available in:
- Tungsten carbide
- Silicon carbide