We would be happy to provide quotes on pumps, strainers, hose, etc., depending on your needs.
The Twister is a Submerged Jet Mixer, and shoots its discharge stream below the surface of the product, so you will be unable to see anything. However, when used for a water wash after desludging, a temporary bank of lights with a camera can be mounted as a separate accessory above the Twister.
The Twister is designed to be almost maintenance-free for permanent installations. We do recommend activating the Twister handle to rotate the swivel on a quarterly basis, and using the 3” port to keep the area around the nozzle clear of solids buildup.
In many cases, frequent activation of the Twister can enable “Online Tank Cleaning”, so that the solids don’t have to be removed from the system because they have not accumulated to a level that will cause operational problems downstream. In cases where the resuspended solids can cause issues, it is prudent to have some type
Waterline offers a version of the Twister that can be inserted into a tank through an 18” fully open gate valve that a third party has hot-tapped onto the manway. We call this our “Hot Rod” Twister, and invite you to contact us for more details.
That depends on the solids settling characteristic of the product….in some crudes, Twisters may need to be activated every other week to prevent BS&W buildup from causing operational problems downstream. In other cases, a client may choose to activate every two years, with the express intention of removing any bad actors from the system, through
Waterline builds two basic designs of the Twister. The first, designed for a permanent installation, has a 3” port intended to provide a means to keep the area around the swivel mechanism clear of solids buildup, by allowing either cutter to be introduced or a vacuum source to be applied, or both. For a temporary
Yes. This technique is used to lower LEL levels in the tank after desludging. Care must be taken to avoid static risk in a high LEL environment, so rates are often limited to <235 GPM (53 m3/hr)
The Twister provides an ideal delivery system for chemicals - both an entry point for the chemicals as well as the ability to achieve the intimate mixing and good surface contact needed to distribute the chemical effectively.