Transvac Systems, a leading ejector solutions provider, will officially open its new R&D facility in May 2010. Partly funded by the award of a significant regional grant, the state-of-the-art test facility will primarily develop new oil and gas ejector technology for subsea processing, flare gas recovery, slurry pumping and production boosting. Ejector applications for the nuclear, bio-fuel, chemical and wastewater industries will also be developed.

The R&D test facility will include high and low pressure equipment for handling water, oil, gas, multi-phase and slurry. Test programmes will be supported by CFD studies and fundamental university research.

Transvac’s technical director, Gary Short, commented: “This is a very important investment which will strengthen Transvac’s position as a world leader of custom-designed, innovative ejector-based solutions. Interest in joint development work has already been registered by a number of major oil and gas companies, and Transvac’s future looks very exciting.”