New Celeros liquid/liquid coalescers offer lower total cost of ownership

Celeros Flow Technology has developed a new, high performance range of liquid/liquid (l/l) coalescers for separating hydrocarbons from water phases.

The new range of Uniq-Flow liquid/liquid coalescers offers high efficiency, a reduction in vessel size and fewer filter changes.
The new range of Uniq-Flow liquid/liquid coalescers offers high efficiency, a reduction in vessel size and fewer filter changes.

Offering a verified efficiency to <10ppm and outstanding contaminant capture rates, Uniq-Flow l/l coalescers enable a reduction in vessel size and a longer time between filter changes, which results in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Uniq-Flow l/l coalescers are designed to help customers improve product quality, reduce or remove unwanted haze and impurities, and recover other valuable products. Typical applications include bio-fuels, condensate cooling, MEG removal, amine gas sweetening, removal of water from diesel, kerosine or condensates, recovery of hydrocarbons from water, and glycol applications.

“Market demand for higher quality products and prolonged periods of uptime mean that flow control equipment like coalescers has to work more accurately and more reliably for longer,” said Chris Nixon, head of filtration at Celeros Flow Technology. “We tested our Uniq-Flow liquid/liquid coalescers against their nearest rivals in the market to validate their performance and the results are impressive. Customers can be confident that they will benefit from superior performance, reduced maintenance and lower lifecycle costs.”

Uniq-Flow l/l coalescers were performance tested against their nearest rivals in the market using ASTM test standards and jet fuel as the test medium. The test results showed that Uniq-Flow l/l coalescers exceed the in-service efficiency threshold of 20ppm stipulated in many end user specifications. Celeros Flow Technology says that the new coalescers can in fact meet even more stringent <10ppm thresholds.

A vertical coalescer separator from Celeros Flow Technology. -

Droplet sizes seen during testing were considerably larger than expected, which shortens the separation distance significantly and reduces the overall length of the vessel. Flux rate (flow per cartridge) was also higher than originally envisaged. A clear interface between water and fuel and excellent stable droplet formation were also observed.

Uniq-Flow l/l coalescers are equipped with both pleated polymer and glass fibre filtration media in absolute ratings at 10 microns. They are available in standard size ranges or can be custom designed to meet individual process requirements for optimum performance.

Housing constructions are offered in a range of carbon, alloy, stainless steel and duplex stainless steel materials with alloy 625 / 825 overlayed materials. Each unit is designed specific to end user code requirements including ASME U-1, PED, GB-150 and PD5500, amongst others.