The Twister™ Supersonic Separator is a unique combination of physical processes producing a completely revolutionary gas conditioning system. Condensation and separation at supersonic velocity is the key to achieving a significant reduction in both capital and operating costs.
The Twister™ Supersonic Separator efficiently condenses and separates water and hydrocarbons from natural gas in a chemical-free, environmentally-friendly, safe, compact process with minimal operating costs as no moving parts are required in the Twister tube.
Twister simultaneously condenses and separates water and hydrocarbons from natural gas by efficiently forcing the liquid droplets to the outer wall of the Twister tube and removing the dry stream in a simple pipe-in-pipe separator.
Twister recovers C3+ natural gas liquids. Twister expands much more deeply into the phase envelope than a turbo-expander and JT system for pipeline gas and thus recovers significantly more NGL than a turbo-expander and JT system when no hydrate inhibition chemicals are used.
Twister™ Supersonic Separator is a proven gas conditioning process. Condensation and separation at supersonic velocity is the key to achieving step change reductions in both capital and operating costs. Twister technology has no moving parts and does not require chemicals, ensuring a simple processing facility with a high availability, ideal for sub-sea gas processing.
The Twister™ Hydrate Separator is a green technology that can be used to separate hydrates and liquids from natural gas without using chemicals. Hydrates are melted using heating coils. Cyclonic separation ensures a compact and low-weight design with high separation efficiency. Operating benefits include the elimination of chemical logistics, storage, regeneration and environmental emission recovery systems.