HOW DOES THE TECHNOLOGY WORK?
Typhoon® Valve System is a cyclone based valve concept using the principles of a vortex to control the flow rate and pressure of a fluid. The swirling flow within Typhoon® Valve System reduces shear forces and the level of turbulence compared to conventional valves. The consequence is that the controlled fluid phases are less mixed and emulsified.
What are the Typhoon® VALVE System´s applications?
The Typhoon® Valve System is developed to be used as a choke or control valve in petroleum applications. Conventional choke and control valves typically mix and emulsify petroleum phases during flow control. Often the fluid mixing leads to degraded fluid phase quality and reduced efficiency of various downstream separation processes. Generally, Typhoon® Valve System is made for two and three phase petroleum applications where the inherent fluid mixing and emulsification of fluid phases in conventional valves of today causes unwanted fluid, flow, separation or transportation effects.
Is it possible to replace existing valves with the Typhoon® VALvE System?
Normally, yes! In some cases Typhoon® Valve System will fit right in-between the existing pipe flanges, but in some cases it will not. There needs to be a case-by-case evaluation, as the size and type of conventional valve and the process conditions will determine the ease of replacement. In some cases Typhoon® Valve System might be somewhat longer than the existing valve.
Is there a Subsea version of the Typhoon® VALVE System?
Typhonix has, together with the project partners, developed a Typhoon® Valve System for subsea applications.
How can the Typhoon® VALVE System help us achieve a cleaner production?
Typhoon® Valve System causes less mixing of oil and produced water during flow control. This has a documented positive effect on the oil and produced water quality downstream of the separators. Application of the Typhoon® Valve System has therefore the potential to reduce the level of dispersed oil remaining in the produced water after treatment. Additionally, the application of the Typhoon® Valve System is likely to reduce the requirement for some production chemicals like demulsifiers, reducing the amount of these chemicals discharged with the produced water.