On-Site Installation Completed….
KIRK Process recently supervised the installation of internals into a number of Separators for a client in the Middle East. The pressure vessels ranged up to 2,100 mm ID x 10,000 mm long and were fitted with KVID vane inlet diffusers, KMP matrix coalescer packs and KWM mist eliminators as well as baffles and other liquid distributors.
New orders in Q1…
Despite the slow down in the oil production led business sector, we were pleased to receive a steady flow of orders in Q1 covering our full range of products and services. Several contracts were concluded for our process consultancy service including all aspects of separator internals design such as inlet cyclones and coalescer packs. We also saw increases in business for our KWM mesh mist eliminators, plus some larger orders covering our KVID inlet diffusers and KVH vane pack demisters. Two new contracts for our KSME swirl mist eliminators were also received – one of which utilises our cost effective and low weight polyamide variant.
SEP-Calc Software now used by 30 customers…
Early in 2016 KIRK Process Solutions were pleased to add our 30th Licensee of SEP-Calc separator design software. These popular design spreadsheets are now used throughout the world by a wide range of customers active in the oil and gas separation business, including operators, process houses, fabricators and specialist internals companies who are keen to take advantage of the competitive technical edge available.
SEP-Calc is available in a range of modules designed as specialist, easy-to-use tools to assist designers to optimise the detailed design and performance of gas/liquid and liquid/liquid separation equipment.
Licenses are not time limited and have unrestricted user numbers at the licensee’s site, unlike competing products, so are seen as very cost-effective and user friendly.
China Office Opens…
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Shanghai, China, to service the domestic and regional markets. The office will be supporting customers with process designs and internals manufactured locally as well as speciality items imported from the UK and India.
The new office is headed by Gary Lan (formerly with Sulzer) and customers may contact him directly on +86 21 5751 0399 or by e-mail email@example.com
1000 Axial cyclones sold in Q1
Customers in the UK, USA, Russia and Italy have placed several orders this year for our Highspeed Axial Swirltubes for a variety of applications. Most orders are for stainless steel units, but a number are being supplied in GFP as a cost effective alternative.
The Cyclones are frequently used where very high gas loads mean that alternative mist eliminators require too much area and hence large pressure vessel diameters.
4100mm Diameter KWM Mist Eliminator for Bangladesh
This KWM-B1 mist eliminator was manufactured and shipped in November 2014 to a customer in Bangladesh for service in a fertilizer complex. Manufactured in SS316L, the unit measured 4100mm diameter x 150mm thick, plus top and bottom grids.
See us at ADIPEC 2014
Visit us this year on Stand 11450 together with our regional partners Finepac, where our full range of K-SEP separator internals and cyclones will be on display. We will also be demonstrating our SEP-Calc design software.
New award announced for plate packs…
KIRK process was pleased to recently be awarded a contract to supply a significant quantity of plate pack coalescers for a large production separator located at an onshore UK oilfield. The KFP-A packs are designed to be low fouling and to reduce the oil content of a produced water stream.
Liquid-Liquid Coalescers for FPSO
A combination of our KMP Matrix Packs and KDM Dual Media Mesh (pictured) was recently used by a customer in Asia on a FPSO development to separate produced water from condensate within two horizontal, liquid filled vessels. The matrix pack achieves the initial coarse separation and liquid distribution in the same stage, whilst in the second, polishing stage final removal down to 100ppm or better is achieved using the co-knitted filament pad. A variety of matrix pack and dual media pad styles are available to suit the various applications and fluid properties. Contact us for more information.
Large KVID’s and Vane Packs Delivered
KIRK Process has just completed a project for an end user in Russia. The contract included various large multi-vane inlet diffusers and 4-bank pocketed vane packs as shown here, to be installed in natural gas pipeline compressor KO drums.