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Syphonvac Online Sand Removal System

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Eliminating the need for platform shut-downs to remove sand accumulations

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Syphonvac is configured from two systems, one high flow vacuum and one low pressure water jetting system. These connect to the vessel discharge point via a common manifold. Allowing water to be injected into the vessel via a low-pressure jetting hose whilst at the same time allowing the sand to discharge from the vessel under the vessels own pressure. Sand is deposited into collection skips for processing. The units are modular and compact, taking up a minimal deck footprint.


No Unplanned Shut‑down Required
No loss of production
Reduces critical path shut‑down cleaning operation
Reduces sand carry over to process systems
Reduces confined space entry
Reduces overall risk to man-power
Compact equipment footprint – modular system
Attaches to vessels operating at up to 80 Bar
Can be used with gas condensate producers
Currently only 1 machine in Australia


Areas of Application Oil & Gas Offshore Assets
ATEX certified Ex d Rated to IECEx 60079
Business Efficiency Eliminates unplanned shutdowns and reduces planned event critical path
Compliance 30 Ton of sand removed in 1 shift
Containerized footprint Small footprint
Environment Can improve Oil content in outlet water
Non man entry Increased safety and reduced people hours
Operating conditions 80 > 154 Bar

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Altrad Services is a global multi-services provider working in partnership with our clients to build, protect and extend the life of their assets. We deliver complete and innovative solutions, to the highest standards whilst providing a safe working environment for all stakeholders.

We offer a wide range of cost-driven integrated solutions covering access, insulation, coatings, mechanical, passive fire protection, industrial services and non-traditional approaches based on lifting & rigging; for offshore & onshore, greenfield and brownfield areas.

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