Compact oil/water separator from Siemens

The company’s new Vorsep system includes several methods for removing oil from produced and wastewater streams before they are discharged, reused, or injected. The unit reduces inventoried water in the system and is compact and lightweight, making it suitable for offshore applications where footprint and weight are critical.

 As oily water feed enters the Vorsep unit, it flows through the company’s proprietary Brise pump installed in the inlet piping to the vessel. The pump initiates dissolved gas mixing in the oily water and the gas-filled feed is accelerated by angled pipes to generate a vortex-induced separation of the incoming liquid.