Low shear technology developed by Typhonix and used in the Typhoon® Valve Systems is the Innovation Award Winner of this year at ONS2018 in Stavanger, Norway. Winning the Innovation Award is a recognition for Typhoon Valve System and confirms the prowess of Typhonix and Mokveld in low shear valve technology. Where Typhonix in Norway is developing the low shear technology and Mokveld Valves BV in The Netherlands is manufacturing the Typhoon Valve Systems.
By reducing shear forces in control valves and choke valves, Typhoon Valve System is a cost effective solution for cleaner production. It is the most cost-efficient solution to debottleneck separation and produced water treatment systems as it does not require any additional equipment, simply replace the existing valve.
In every process plant you will find sources of unwanted shear forces creating emulsification of oil and water. The main principle behind low shear processing is prevention of separation problems caused by droplet shearing of the production fluids in conventional valves. Replacing these existing valves to low shear versions gives significantly improved separation and less oil residues in the produced water.
In contrast to conventional choke and control valves, Typhoon Valve uses patented trim technology to involve a larger fluid volume that is actively dissipating energy. By using low shear valves and pumps it is also estimated that greenfield separation plants can be built 30-50% lighter and smaller, which will have large cost saving potential on both OPEX and CAPEX for the oil companies.
Typhoon Valve System enables users to reach higher well production rates, to extend late-life field production, to reduce the footprint of the process plant and of course to produce cleaner oil or produced water.