Ejector solutions provider, Transvac Systems, has officially opened its new R&D facility. 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.”

The Transvac facilities will include liquid flow lines for high, medium and low-pressure testing (in excess of 100barg), as well as solids-handling systems.

Transvac will now be able to perform functional validation tests for ejectors used in the oil and gas, nuclear and process industries. Projects include:

  • Subsea ejectors for high-pressure applications using gas, liquids and multi-phase
  • Nuclear waste-handling ejectors (follow on from successful SIXEP and SPP1 projects recently completed for Sellafied)

Transvac will be exhibiting at ONS 2010 in the EIC UK Pavilion stand 1010, sub stand 19.