Typhonix Test Center

Laboratory Facilities

The Typhonix Test Center provides the industry opportunity of live testing of process equipment under realistic conditions. Ever since establishment of Typhonix in 2006 flow loop testing has been of vital importance for development of our technologies. 
Typhonix Test Centre was opened in 2010 and every year since then it has been upgraded both when it comes to equipment and capacities. Much of the capacity has been dedicated to development of our own technologies but from 2014 Typhonix can offer facilities and services within studies and optimization programs and laboratory work to the market.

The premises is equipped with several different flow loops designed solely for measuring the effect of shear and turbulence given by the test unit. The effect is determined by analyzing the oil distribution and the separation performance. The different flow loops covers a broad spectrum of flow rates, temperatures and water cut, and valves from model size to 8” full scale valves can be included. Other types of flow restricting devices and/or pumps, can easily be fitted into the rig. The loops could be used either with circulating and/or once through flow.
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TEST RIGS AND CAPABILITES

PRODUCED WATER TEST RIG:

This test rig is built for a produced water application, but is very flexible, and can also be combined with several other high flow and pressure applications. Two multistage centrifugal pumps deliver water from a 60 000 liter salt water tank into a pipe loop. The water can be recirculated back to the tank, or used as a once through application back to a waste water tank.
Small amounts (ppm levels) of crude oil are injected into the loop to simulate produced water conditions for the test unit.
The shear and turbulence of the test unit, affects the oil droplet distribution and the separation efficiency. These changes are measured and analyzed with among other an inline particle sizer.


Capabilities:
 
  • Flow rate: 0 - 120 m3/h
  • Pressure: 0 – 36 bar
  • Fluid: Salt water
  • Fluid temperature 20-70°C
  • [OIW]: 100-1000ppm
  • Dv(x) measuring range: 0,2 - 550 μm
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EMULSION TEST RIG:

The Emulsion Test Rig, is equipped with two identical progressive cavity pumps. They have their own reservoir with fluid, and their own flow loop. Combining these loops, makes it possible to choose what water cut the test unit shall receive.
Valves and other restrictions can be mounted in parallel to examine their effect on separation.
 
There is also a possibility to run this rig as a produced water application.
 
The fluid passes the test unit, and goes through a batch separator. Here the separation performance is measured and analyzed.
 
Pressure drop, oil and water flow rates and temperature are monitored trough a PC data logging interface.    


Capabilities: 
 
  • Flow rate: 0 – 2,2 m3/h
  • Pressure: 0 – 20 bar
  • Fluid: Salt water and crude oil
  • Fluid temperature 20-70°C
  • WC: 0 – 100 %
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Example of an emultion screening rig

Polymer TEST RIG:

Two progressive cavity pumps deliver the polymer solution from a reservoir and to the test section.  
Valves and other restrictions can be mounted in the test section, to examine their effect on polymer degradation. These effects are measured by a rheometer
 
Pressure drop, flow rate and temperature are monitored trough a PC data logging interface.    


Capabilities:
 
  • Flow rate: 0 – 2,2 m3/h
  • Pressure: 0 – 20 bar
  • Fluid: Polymer salt water
  • Fluid temperature 20-70°C
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Example of a polymer test rig

For more information/quote contact:

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Lab Technician

OLAV AUSTBØ

Mobile: +47 45102451
olav.austbo@typhonix.com
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Visiting address offices:

Robotvegen 8
4341 Bryne

Postal address:

P.O.Box 6
N-4349 Bryne

Visiting address test center:

Robotvegen 8
4341 Bryne

Email:

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Contact Typhonix:

Ole Jørgen Engelsvoll
General Manager: 
+47 934 01 294
ole.engelsvoll@typhonix.com