Mountain Equipment Sand Separators

Sand Separation for Oil & Natural Gas

Mountain Equipment Scorpion Sand Separator Logo Sand traps remove sand and particulates left over after drilling and hydro-fracking, or to remove persistent reservoir sand. Mountain Equipment sand separators are gravity type traps (as opposed to centrifugal traps). Gravity sand traps have some marked advantages over centrifugal desanders; most notably lower cost, good separation across a wide range of flow regimes and operating pressures, and long life. A gravity sand separator has no moving parts and can last years with proper inspection and maintenance. Gravity sand separators work well in dry flow and moist conditions as well as water slugs and very wet flowback conditions.

5800 psi ASME Sand Trap
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Sand Trap Models & Specifications

Mountain Equipment specializes in skid and trailer mounted sand separators at 5800 and 10,000 psi. The sizes of our sand traps are expressed in inches diameter from seam-to-seam. For instance a 20" x 8' sand trap is 20" OD (outside diameter) and eight feet long seam-to-seam; the overall length of the sand trap vessel including the heads is 10' 5" t/t (tip-to-tip). Units can be ordered with different cross-overs to fit your specific rigging requirements. The skid is a heavy duty oilfield type skid suitable for roll-tail loading and off-loading. Trailer mounted units include powered lift/lower hydraulics, junk baskets, electric brakes, ball hitch, safety chains, lights, and electric break-away.

Name ID Size MAWP Mount In/Out Sand Outs Flow Rates* Temp Range Certifications Price In Stock
 HF-1  20" x 8'  5800 PSI  L Skid 3" 1502 Hammer Union 2" 1502 Hammer Union 12 MMSCFD / 2400 BBL/D  -20 to 300F  ASME / NACE  $33,900  Yes
 HF-TR  20" x 8'  5800 PSI  Trailer 3" 1502 Hammer Union 2" 1502 Hammer Union 12 MMSCFD / 2400 BBL/D  -20 to 300F  ASME / NACE  $45,900  Yes
 CW-1  20" x 8'  5800 PSI  L Skid 3" RTJ Flange 2" & 3" RTJ Flanges 12 MMSCFD / 2400 BBL/D  -20 to 300F  ASME / AB-CRN / NACE  $35,900  Yes
HF-10K  24" x 8'  10,000 PSI  L Skid 3" 1502 Hammer Union 2" 1502 Hammer Union 15 MMSCFD / 3000 BBL/D  -20 to 200F  ASME Division II  $ CALL  Yes

Size is inches OD (Outside Diameter) x shell length s/s (seam-to-seam). So 20" x 8' means it is 20" OD x 8' s/s for the shell, not including heads. Typically an 8' s/s shell means a 10' 5" (or so) t/t (tip-to-tip) height.

MAWP stands for Maximum Allowed Working Pressure and is expressed in PSI.

*Flow rates are highly variable and can be influenced by many factors including cross-over connection, operating pressure, amount of entrained fluids, amount of entrained sand, sand type and size, and entrained asphaltenes. The flow rates shown above are provided for general guidance only and are not to be considered a guarantee of performance. Flow rates can and will vary. Please call us to discuss your specific flow regime.

Scorpion Sand Separator Features

  • Sacrificial stinger-diverter can be easily removed, inspected, and repaired if sand washing occurs
  • Dual sand-outs: if primary sand-out clogs, you can shift to other sand-out without shutting in the well
  • Heavy duty skid and trailer construction with onboard hydraulics
  • ASME inspected and stamped, U1A
  • Registered with the National Board
  • Documentation included: U1A, MTRs, NDE Reports, NACE Certificate, Impact Testing Report, PWHT Chart, and Hydro-test Chart

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