Learn more about low shear

Learn more about low shear

Improved CFU efficiency

with low shear Typhoon Valve System


Conventional choke and control valves are known to break droplets in a dispersing flow. The high turbulence encountered in control valves creates high shear forces that act on the fluids. The low shear Typhoon® Valve System reduces the shear forces, and thereby increases the efficiency of a Compact Flotation Unit (CFU). Implementation of the Typhoon® Valve System is a simple and efficient solution for debottlenecking oil-water separation issues. The system retrofit does not require any modification to the separation vessel itself; simply replace the existing control valve.

Field results

In 2018, a low shear Typhoon® Valve System was installed to feed a CFU during an FPSO upgrade. The objective was to improve the production capacity and extend the operational lifetime of the vessel. With the CFU in steady operation, and with similar inlet feed oil concentrations (OiW ~110ppm), the CFU performance was compared when using the Typhoon® Valve System and a conventional globe valve. The comparison showed that the Typhoon® Valve System resulted in an improved efficiency of ~23%.
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Learn more about low shear

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.
Learn more about low shear

For more information contact:

CEO Typhonix