Separating water from oil can seemingly be a never-ending battle in the oil and gas sector—especially at oil production facilities. That’s why Flo Trend has devised multiple, customizable options for efficient gravity separation between immiscible liquid fractions such as oil and water. Traditionally, inclined and horizontal coalescing plates have been required to separate free oil from water, with a second stage needed for finer liquid-from-liquid separation. Our TPL Phase 3 Coalescing Type Oil Water Separator is changing all that.
Flo Trend has engineered a unique module designed to produce two- and three-phase separations, all within a single, compact piece of equipment. This eliminates the need for a second stage of oil separation, saving you time and hassle.
Our TPL Phase 3 Coalescing Media Pack contains structured polypropylene tubes as the coalescing media, unitized in removable baskets within the device. This design offers uniform, non-clogging flow with excellent, dispersed phase distribution and coalescing of oil, particularly at lower liquid velocities.
The tubes feature a large oleophilic surface area, which attracts small oil droplets that coalesce to form larger droplets. According to Stoke’s Law, these larger oil droplets rise exponentially faster to the surface, providing a rapid increase in phase separation. Closely packed coalescing tubes are available for installation downstream of the tube packs in the separator for removing smaller oil droplets whenever an application might require it.
Some of the advantages of the TPL Phase 3 Coalescing Type Oil Water Separator include high efficiency separation, a lack of moving parts for minimal maintenance, easy cleaning, and a large solids settling area. No pre-treatment is required for use. It’s a simple, efficient solution for oil/water separation in chemical processing, oil production, petrochemical plants, power plants, and many other industries.
Most importantly, each TPL Phase 3 Coalescing Type Oil Water Separator is custom-built to suit the specific needs of each customers. If you’re not sure whether our Oil Water Separator is the best solution for your liquids separation challenges, contact Flo Trend’s team of filtration engineers today at 1-800-762-9893. We’ll create a custom solution ideally suited to your needs!