If you need it clean and dry, then the natural gas separators and scrubbers that we manufacture are the answer for you!
When any type of gas flows through a network of pipes, it picks up fine debris and droplets that become entrained in the flow. This process also happens with natural gas coming out of a well or going through a compression stage. These gases need to be cleaned so that they can be used and not cause damage to equipment. Our line of separators work great for removing this entrainment.
Didion Separator is a designer and manufacturer of ASME certified separators and scrubbers for all gases, including natural gas (fuel gas), steam, and air. We have our standard models, many of which are in stock and ready to ship. Our company also provides custom-designed units that can handle gas flows with unique traits and quality needs. In addition, we build a wide range of gas processing equipment.
We design and manufacture gas separators and scrubbers that work for a broad range of natural gas, steam, and airflows. For example, our standard models include:
Internal elements maintain efficiency over time and will not plug, unlike the common vane box elements.
Internal elements are self-cleaning, which means, no need for maintenance.
We can build and stamp your units to ASME and the ABS or Europe’s PED with the CE mark.
Custom designs as needed for better gas quality, large liquid loads, and / or high pressures and temps.
Many standard units are in stock and quick to ship on custom units.
Designs are compact and easy to install.
Units are supplied in a wide array of alloys.
Gas Separators and Scrubbers use both inertia and centrifugal forces.
Gas separators remove droplets and other debris, such as pipe scale, from the natural fuel gas. The result? Clean, dry gas!
Firstly, as the wet gas stream enters the vessel, it has a massive slow-down in velocity. Therefore, the inertia that results causes the heavier droplets and debris to fall out of the gas stream. To illustrate, think of hitting the brakes in your car suddenly, and all the contents fly forward: essentially, this is what happens in the first stage.
Secondly, the now much cleaner gas stream enters an element, which performs the fine scrubbing. This element spins the gas at just the right velocity in a cyclone. As a result, centrifugal forces cause the heavy liquid droplets to be forced to the outer wall of the vessel. (To illustrate this, picture going around a corner fast in your car. As a result, you would feel your body being pushed away from the turn by the centrifugal force.) Next, the droplets coalesce on the outer wall, and in time they roll down to the sump and go out the drain. In short, the gas that is now clean and dry flows into the outlet located in the center of the cyclone vortex.