Morgan Technical Ceramics offer a wide range of hydrocyclone liners manufactured from our Deranox 975 alumina material chosen for its mechanical strength in high wear applications.
Hydrocyclones are used in upstream oil production to separate solids from water or liquid hydrocarbon streams. They prevent the build-up of sand in separators and pipelines, which protects sensitive items such as export pumps and heat exchangers. The liquid-solid mixture is forced through an apparatus at the top of the hydrocyclone and the rotational motion causes dense sand particles to separate from the less dense liquid. The solid particles 'fall down' the tube and the liquid is 'forced up' the tube into a separate cavity. The hydrocyclone system is lined with our ceramic components, which need to be robust to withstand severe abrasion caused by the rotational flow of the abrasive sand.
Hydrocyclones are also used in water treatment as part of the in fracking process offering value in solid / liquid separation from produced water. There is increasing legislation to prevent discharge of solid-contaminated water and a cyclone process can be very effective to remove large solid contaminant from water as a pre-treatment.
We manufacture robust ceramic hydrocyclone liners for efficient sand control and de-sanding separation in harsh environments for the Oil and Gas Industry. The ceramic components are hard wearing and offer a long service life, reliably protecting downstream equipment and enabling users to save costs associated with maintenance and replacement parts.
These liners are manufactured from Deranox® 975 alumina as it has high mechanical strength and has been specially designed for wear applications. Deranox 975 also offers high thermal stability and excellent corrosion resistance, enabling it to give high performance in harsh environments.
These ceramic hydrocyclone liners are custom built in multiple sections using specially formulated joint technology and can be manufactured in a range of sizes from 0.5m to 1.2m. We can offer ceramic liners from ½” up to 10” internal diameters. Tests have shown that the joint is stronger than the ceramic itself, ensuring leak-free assembly and a long-lasting service life. The apparatus at the head of the hydrocyclone liner controls the size of particle to be filtered (between 20 microns and 5 microns) and therefore the performance of the de-sanding vessel. Components can be accurately machined to effectively separate particles as small as five microns in diameter, enabling innovative solutions in internal swirl shape and joining technology.
We have the ability to manufacture high quality ceramic components with complex geometries and tight tolerances, enabling customers to effectively separate particles down to five microns in size.
Metal end caps can be bonded to the ceramic for ease of installation. The components can be laser marked for traceability and customer identification.