Advanced Online Desanding

Advanced Online Desanding

Next generationsand management

The next generation in sand management

Dealing with contaminated sand build up in separators is an old age problem in need of a new solution. Offshore, sand and salt in vessels reduces efficiency, corrodes equipment and can lead to production loss. Traditional desanding methods often involve platform shutdown and dangerous, back-breaking work. But, Stork has a smarter solution...

SMARTER SAND MANAGEMENT
Stork’s Advanced Online Desanding (AOD) system, now in its 3rd generation, sets a new standard for sand management that’s safe, environmentally friendly and cost effective. AOD removes and cleans sand from live separators without causing undue process disturbance or production loss ready for safe overboard diskharge.

Using a thermographic camera, Stork determines sand accumulation in an online separator. Sand is then removed, cleaned and diskharged back into the sea with no deferred production. 

Desanding systems are not new but Stork has raised the bar - to 60 Bar separator pressure to be exact - and in 90°C temperatures. AOD is not just tough but fast, capable of removing and washing 20 tons of sand per day. With solids separation effective for minute particle sizes - 10 to 500 microns, AOD is also highly precise.


AOD ensures offshore sand disposals are in line with environmental diskharge limits while eliminating the cost of onshore waste clean-up. Oil contamination from recovered solids is removed to less than 1% oil content prior to overboard diskharge and costs of onshore clean-up are therefore eliminated.


A well led and supervised team. Sometimes flexibility and excellence can be taken for granted, however, the team could be trusted to deliver results in a safe and responsible manner.


How we add value

No lost production

Sand removed and cleaned from live separators without causing undue process disturbance or production loss, ready for safe overboard diskharge.

Quicker approach

Minimises shutdown costs as workscopes are delivered more quickly compared with traditional methods, which can take up to 7 days.

Reduces downtime

Preventative approach to sand management eliminates unplanned shutdowns and reduces downtime.

Improved safety

Replaces traditional confined space entry which involved significant physical exertion and exposure to harmful chemicals for operatives.

Environmental efficiency

AOD ensures offshore sand disposals are in line with environmental diskharge limits while eliminating the cost of onshore waste clean-up.

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