Oil and gas Sand separators are designed for separating oil from water at elevated temperatures, under pressure. It also involves using heavy equipment that is difficult to move from the well to the dumping ground. Oil and gas Sand separators also include a tank that is filled with sand (or sometimes gravel) at high temperatures. Oil and gas Sand separators are mostly used for land applications because they are cost-effective and produce minimal waste. They have the capacity to separate large volumes of wastewater, which can be reused for other purposes.
Oil and gas separators generally include two chambers – the inlet chamber where the separation fluid passes and the output chamber where the waste material is removed. In the majority of separators, an inlet pipe connects both chambers, but there are also chamber-less separators. The gas and liquids separated by the sand remain in separate containers, which are then conveyed to the drainage system. Oil and gas separators are usually equipped with high-tech pumps that force the water and sediments through narrow openings.
Oil and gas separators are available in different models and capacities. Depending on the volume of the separation job and operating pressure, a separator can be mobile, onsite, fixed, or vertical. In addition, some separators combine both sand processing and sand management. There are several types of oil and gas sand management systems, such as drum and frac pack machines, belt and line roller machines, and vibratory type sand collectors. All these types of machines have their own characteristics and limitations, so it is necessary for buyers to decide what is most suitable for their applications.