Advanced Online Desanding
The next generation in smart sand management
Dealing with contaminated sand build up in separators is an old age problem in need of a new solution. Offshore, sand and salt in vessels reduces efficiency, corrodes equipment and can lead to production loss. Traditional desanding methods often involve platform shutdown and dangerous, back-breaking work. But, Stork has a smarter solution...
Advanced Online Desanding
Stork’s Advanced Online Desanding (AOD) system, now in its 3rd generation, sets a new standard for sand management that’s safe, environmentally friendly and cost effective. AOD removes and cleans sand from live separators without causing undue process disturbance or production loss ready for safe overboard discharge.
Using a thermographic camera, Stork determines sand accumulation in an online separator. Sand is then removed, cleaned and discharged back into the sea with no deferred production.
Desanding systems are not new but we have raised the bar - to 60 Bar separator pressure to be exact - and in 90°C temperatures. Advanced Online Desanding is not just tough but fast, capable of removing and washing 20 tons of sand per day. With solids separation effective for minute particle sizes - 10 to 500 microns, AOD is also highly precise.
Advanced Online Desanding ensures offshore sand disposals are in line with environmental discharge limits while eliminating the cost of onshore waste clean-up. Oil contamination from recovered solids is removed to less than 1% oil content prior to overboard discharge and costs of onshore clean-up are therefore eliminated.
Stork deploys a 5-man desanding crew, delivering a fast solution, which requires less helicopter seats and bedspace onboard platforms. The equipment is small and light, the mobile units require 30m2 and can even be safely stacked to further reduce footprint.
With over 30 years industry experience, Stork is a leading provider of sand management services. We have a proven track record around the world working with major industry players to safely deliver advanced online desanding workscopes.
How we add value
No lost production
Sand removed and cleaned from live separators without causing undue process disturbance or production loss, ready for safe overboard discharge.
Minimizes shutdown costs as workscopes are delivered more quickly compared with traditional methods, which can take up to 7 days.
Preventative approach to sand management eliminates unplanned shutdowns and reduces downtime.
Replaces traditional confined space entry which involved significant physical exertion and exposure to harmful chemicals for operatives.
AOD ensures offshore sand disposals are in line with environmental discharge limits while eliminating the cost of onshore waste clean-up.