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Technical Specification

Spherical Sand Separator

  • Size Range: Up to 36” OD
  • Flow Rate: up to 42 MMSCFD
  • Max working Pressure: up to 15,000 PSIG
  • The Working Temperature: Up to 200 Deg C
  • Material Grade: Alloy Steel DD/EE
  • Real time acoustic sand monitoring system (optional)
  • Specification Level: PSL1 or PSL 2
  • Performance Level: PR2
  • Third party inspection by DNV or Bureau Veritas
  • Unit mounted on a Heavy-Duty Skid
  • The vessel is designed to API 6A, ASME VIIIDiv.1/2


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Product Overview

Kapwell offers years of experience in improving and advancing seperator equipment design to make them more reliable, with modern technologies that perform in all climates and are cost effective. Our equipment are UKCA / CE marked and ATEX certified, and complies with latest applicable ASME, API, DNV, and ABS standards.

Kapwell Hydrocylones are capable of achieving effective solids separation while minimising pressure drop thanks to their design that was developed to accommodate the demanding circumstances of the upstream process. In order to achieve maximum efficacy, the differential pressures and flow rates of the system are used to establish the optimal number of functioning Hydrocyclone liners. The choice of hydrocyclone, both in terms of size and type, is determined by the following factors:

Features & Benefits

  • ATEX Zone 1
  • DNV or Bureau Veritas- Certification
  • Design to API & ASME
  • Meets PED/EU regulatory
  • Offshore environment design
  • Fits to smallest footprint
  • Reduce maintenance and service
  • Suitable for HP/HT applications


Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and Gas Production

Spherical sand separators are commonly used in oil and gas production facilities, both offshore and onshore, to remove sand and other solid particles from wellhead fluids. This helps to protect downstream equipment from abrasion and erosion caused by sand particles. It also helps to prevent sand accumulation in storage tanks, which can cause operational issues and reduce the quality of crude oil or natural gas.


Well Testing

Spherical sand separators are used during well testing operations to separate and remove sand and other solid particles from wellhead fluids, allowing for accurate measurement and analysis of well production rates and properties. Well testing is a crucial step in evaluating the performance and potential of oil and gas wells, and spherical sand separators help to ensure accurate and reliable test results.

Well Cleanout

Well Cleanout

Spherical sand separators are used during well cleanout operations to remove sand and other solid particles that may have accumulated in the wellbore or production tubing. Well cleanout operations are typically performed to restore or enhance well productivity and may involve the use of various techniques. Spherical sand separators help to prevent sand and solid particles from entering the production system during well cleanout operations.

Sand Management in Subsea Systems

Management in Subsea Systems

Spherical sand separators are used in subsea oil and gas production systems to manage sand and other solid particles that may be produced along with oil and gas. Spherical sand separators are used to remove sand and solid particles from subsea production fluids before they reach the surface, preventing equipment damage and ensuring safe and efficient production operations.

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Sand Control in Artificial Lift Systems

Spherical sand separators are used in artificial lift systems, such as ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) and PCP (Progressing Cavity Pump) systems, to prevent sand and other solid particles from entering the pump and causing damage. Artificial lift systems are used to enhance oil and gas production from wells with low reservoir pressure, and sand control is critical to prevent pump failure and maintain production rates. Spherical sand separators are used as a part of sand control strategies in artificial lift systems to ensure reliable and efficient operation.


From arctic conditions, desserts, remote locations to harsh offshore facilities and aggressive desert environments, Kapwell provides world-class products and services. For more information contact our sales representative.

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