Low shear control valve offshore installation on FPSO
A low shear Typhoon® Valve System was in 2018 installed to feed a CFU during an FPSO upgrade, to improve the production capacity and extend the operational lifetime of the vessel. By installing the low shear control valve, the CFU efficiency was improved by 23%.
Low shear choke valve offshore field test, Oseberg C
An angled Low Shear Typhoon® choke valve system was tested at Oseberg C in 2011. The results showed an average of 45% improvement of the water quality and 35% improvement of the oil quality, compared to that of the conventional choke valve.
Low shear choke valve offshore installation, Troll C
An angled Low Shear Typhoon® valve was installed on Troll C in the North Sea (Fram West Tie-back) in 2016. An average 60% improvement of the water quality was observed when using the Low Shear valve, compared to that of the standard choke.
A case study based on an actual produced water pump application has been performed to evaluate the operational and economic benefits of low shear and coalescing produced water pump types, compared to that of conventional produced water pumps.
In this section you will find some more information on different aspects of low shear. The main philosophy of low shear production is to instead of challenging the effects focus on the causes to separation problems.