Technology and Products

Low shear process solutions

Typhonix delivers low shear valves, pumps and other process equipment for a cleaner and more cost effective production. Experiences from fields tells us that shear forces break oil or water droplets and creates more or less stable emulsions in petroleum flows. This has a negative impact on oil/water separation as well as on transportation.

Generally, research and development on separation of oil and water and produced water treatment has been focusing on how to repair the problems of unwanted oil/water mixing caused by upstream process equipment. In contrast, Typhonix’ approach is to remedy the source of the mixing problem.

Through the development of our low shear valve technology, Typhonix has developed knowledge and expertise on fluid mechanics, shear forces, turbulence, and emulsions in petroleum flows. We have studied, through experiments and modelling, the mechanisms involved and the consequences for oil and water qualities. We know how to reduce or remove the negative effects in the petroleum process. This knowledge is not only applicable to chokes and control valves, but also to pumps and other process equipment.

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.


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.

Mature field lifetime extension

IOR and better opportunities for tiebacks through higher production capacity and treatment efficiency

Reducing size, weight and footprint

20 – 40% reduced size and footprint of greenfield process plants by increased separation efficiency

Enabling higher well production rates

Immediately improved separation and PW handling capacity with no additional equipment

Reducing environmental impact

Reduced emissions to the environment and less consumption of chemicals