• VPL 600 Vertical Leaf Filtration Unit

    FluidControl offers the BRANDT™ VPL 600 Vertical Leaf Filtration Unit, which is ideal for the treatment of completion fluids during wellbore clean-up, gravel pack operations, workovers, water injection operations and general seawater/brine filtration.

     

    Description

    SERVICING A VARIETY OF FLUIDS FILTRATION APPLICATIONS WITH PROVEN DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE

    FluidControl offers the BRANDT VPL 600 Vertical Leaf Filtration Unit, which is ideal for the treatment of completion fluids during wellbore clean-up, gravel pack operations, workovers, water injection operations and general seawater/brine filtration. The VPL 600 utilizes powdered filter media, which is injected into the dirty inlet stream. The unit is a proven performer in the market, with an excellent track record for producing a continuous supply of clean completion fluids. The VPL also possesses excellent solids fluids. Typically, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) or Perlite is the preferred media for wellbore clean-up operations due to their high permeability and filtration qualities.

    The brine is normally delivered to the VPL 600 via the rig mixing pump. On arrival to the unit, the brine is dosed with the powdered filter media and then fed through the filter unit. The filter media builds a permeable “cake” on the filter screens, thus capturing even the finest particles while still allowing the fluid to pass through. The fluid is then fed through a cartridge filter, fitted with 2-micron absolute filters, for a final polish, ensuring that there will be no particles in the brine that can cause formation damage.

    Features/Benefits

    FEATURES

    BENEFITS

    Small footprint

    Requires minimal deck space

    Built-in slurry tank and pumps

    Minimizes hoses and trip hazards

    Quick washdown system

    Minimizes downtime for cleaning to just 15 minutes, allowing for the maximization of utilization

    Utilization of powdered filter media

    Enables high throughput at significantly lower costs, in comparison to cartridge filter units

    Large filtration surface area

    Provides long filtration cycles

    Closed system and semi-automatic operation

    Minimizes labor-intensive work, especially during washdown

    Pressure relief valve

    Eliminates over-pressurization and ensures safe operation

    Specifications

    Filtration Area

    600 ft2 (56 m2)

    Number of Filter Leaves

    20

    Maximum Flow Rate

    15 bbl/min (144 m3/hr)

    Maximum Working Pressure

    100 psi (7 bar)

    Maximum Working Temperature

    158°F (70°C)

    Design Code

    PED 5500

    Pressure Relief Valve

    100 psi (7 bar) Set Point

    Pre-Coat Pump

    3 in (76 mm) Air-Driven Diaphragm

    Body-Feed Pump

    2 in (50 mm) Air-Driven Diaphragm

    Main Pipe Size

    4 in (100 mm)

    Connections

    4 in (100 mm) Fig 100 Hammer Union

    Wash Water Connection

    2 in (50 mm) Fig 100 Hammer Union

    Vessel, Tank and Pipe Materials

    316 Stainless Steel

    Frame Materials

    Carbon Steel DNV Frame

    Dimensions (L x W x H)

    138 in x 63 in x 112 in (3500 mm x 1600 mm x 2850 mm)

    Weight (empty)

    9920 lb (4500 kg)