With Exterran MBF®, oil is removed from produced water more efficiently and effectively. Unlike Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) systems that rely on solubility or typical IGF technologies that use large bubbles, our technology introduces trillions of microscopic bubbles to the untreated water. Because of the increased surface area and contact time, microbubbles are superior in capturing the smallest of oil particles and bringing them to the surface for skimming. MBF technology helps you attain cleaner water in the most challenging processes.
In all of our induced gas flotation systems, microbubbles are generated either through Exterran’s patented Gas Liquid Reactors® or ONYX® Pumps. The choice of equipment depends on the specific application, but both methods produce a unique microbubble size distribution that results in significant performance advantages.
Exterran’s Onyx® Pump is small and lightweight, yet it is an unrivaled powerhouse in microbubble generation. Utilizing a multi-stage centrifugal design, it is engineered and built around API 610 standards to consistently deliver results in the harshest production environments. The Onyx Pump is highly reliable, making it ideally suited for critical operations and remote locations.
Gas Liquid Reactor®
Exterran’s Gas Liquid Reactor delivers exceptional microbubble generation while reducing overall costs. Using patented fluid dynamic processes, it produces microbubbles as small as five microns (smaller than a single human hair) to maximize oil separation in some of the highest volume and most difficult produced water applications. Gas Liquid Reactor’s superior efficiency allows reduction in the size of process equipment, thus saving capital and operating costs. With no internal moving parts, the Gas Liquid Reactor is remarkably simple to maintain and operate.
REVOLIFT® HS Flotation
RevoLift HS takes oil separation performance far beyond typical induced gas flotation systems. As produced water moves continuously through multiple chambers, micro-bubbles are introduced to lift the smallest suspended oil particles to the surface where they are skimmed off, resulting in clean outputs. The system is purely hydraulic with no internal moving parts, providing continuous, trouble-free separation at rates up to 240,000 BWPD in a single vessel. Its multi-chambered, sequential treatment design handles variable flows and upsets without performance impact or short-circuiting problems.
REVOLIFT® VS Flotation
RevoLift VS provides the performance of highly specified induced gas flotation systems at a fraction of the cost. It utilizes micro-bubble technology to deliver flow rates anywhere from 100 BWPD up to 30,000 BWPD at water quality targets of <10 ppm. The entire unit is housed in a standard 40-foot or 20-foot (low-flow) ISO container, allowing quick shipping, installation and commissioning with minimal engineering and site preparation. The system drives itself hydraulically with no internal moving parts resulting in a wide turndown range, high tolerance for upsets, and nonstop performance.