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%.