Free Water Knockout Skids
A Free water knockout skid gives the incoming mixture of oil and free water time to separate. The vessel is designed so that all liquid will move at an even rate through the vessel, and not channel (accelerate).
The water being heavier than the oil will sink to the bottom. The oil will move over a weir to a separate part of the tank. The water is removed from the bottom of the vessel.
The internal design allows the liquid to flow at an even rate through the vessel and not channel. Free Water Knock Outs are used where the oil and water exist separately are not in an emulsion, and easy to separate.
The degree of separation depends on:
Providing Quality Equipment & Services for the Oil & Gas Industry for over 35 years.
EN-FAB, Inc. Recent Posts
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Keep up with our latest projects by subscribing to our newsletter
CALL US NOW
Office: +1 713 225 4913
Fax: +1 713 224 7937
Heater treaters can also function as a free water knockout, a heat exchanger, a filter, and as a water wash tank.
Horizontal heater treaters are used in the oil/gas industry to help facilitate oil/water separation by speeding up emulsions separation through applying heat. Heater treaters can be thought of as low pressure, three phase separators equipped with fire tubes. They separate gas from the incoming emulsion and separate the emulsion into a water phase and an oil phase.