Brochure | February 12, 2012

LIQUISEP® Liquid-Liquid Separation Technology Brochure

Source: Pentair Oil & Gas Separations

LIQUISEP® technology was developed to address the inherent deficiencies of conventional coalescers, making it possible to remove essentially all immiscible liquid dispersions from liquid process streams. The LIQUISEP technology overcomes the inherent limitations of conventional separators, vane pack coalescers, wire mesh coalescers and even "high efficiency" mesh pads allowing superior separations under demanding conditions.

The LIQUISEP technology makes use of proprietary LIQUIFORM™ media and our patented APEX® element design to intercept entrained droplets of even sub-micron geometries and effectively remove them from the process. The LIQUIFORM media is composed of fiber geometry specifically designed to promote accumulation and removal of the liquid from the process stream. The APEX element design works in concert with the media technology allowing uniform fluid flow and minimizing the potential for turbulence and fluid velocities which might otherwise interfere with droplet removal from the process stream.

While LIQUISEP technology is available as a stand alone optimized solution, we are also able to upgrade existing conventional coalescers to the LIQUISEP technology. Processing plants are often reluctant to replace existing coalescers due to limited capital budgets - even when existing coalescers are known to be ineffective. Pentair Porous Media's Nex-Sys™ program allows the replacement of conventional vane packs, mesh pads and other coalescing devices without having to replace the entire vessel, allowing plants to upgrade to the highly efficient performance obtainable with our LIQUISEP technology at a fraction of the cost of replacement.