Patent No.: US 2017/0268322 A1
The intake consists of a specifically engineered slotted design. These slots are cut using a plasma cutter which creates smoother cut surfaces than other cutting methods. Smooth surfaces are less likely to be affected by corrosion.
The helix creates the vortex using centrifugal force, which separates the smaller solids and deposits them into the tail pipe[s] (mud joint[s]).
This improved version of the screen vortex desander was designed to withstand the high speed of the vortex sand shield in the tool and the failure of the solid separation system.
- Reduced downtime due to solid issues.
- Fewer interventions and less investment in CAPEX.
- Stable pump operation.
- Avoid the premature failures of the pump components
caused by the solids.