They are made of a group of sloped parallel vanes that reduce the ‘settling’ distance of the dispersed phase droplets present in the continuous phase. VICO-Packs are effective for the separation of droplets of a sufficient size to guarantee movement due to the force of gravity (indicatively greater than 30 microns).
They are widely used in onshore and offshore extraction and treatment plants for natural gas and oil. The installation of VICO-Pack sloped plate coalescers, in gas-liquid-liquid separators enables the use of smaller vessels than those used for configurations that do not include any kind of internals.
Their installation in existing vessels allows for an increase in the capacity of the handled liquid and the purity of the separated phases. They are not very sensitive to clogging caused by solid particles in the liquid stream. The most frequently used materials are stainless steels and some special alloys such as Monel, Inconel, Incoloy and Hastelloy.BACK