Oil and Gas Equipment
Franklin Miller has a multitude of inline processors suitable to handle the complex demands of oil and gas applications. The unique needs pertaining to the extraction, refining, and transporting of petroleum products can be easily handled by Franklin Miller grinders.
Oil and gas processing can wreak havoc on centrifuges and other expensive equipment. Franklin Miller inline processors such as TASKMASTER® inline grinders, DELUMPER® crushers and SUPER SHREDDER® inline processors keep pumps and centrifuges protected by breaking down rocks and other debris before they can reach or damage downstream equipment.
Oil Tailings Grinders
In addition, our processors can help keep slurry pipelines clear of minerals, rocks and clay. These pipelines are typically used to transport oil tailings from mineral processing plants after ore processing. Tailings are the byproducts left over from mining and extracting resources, such as extracting bitumen from oilsands and mineral ores. Tailings include a mix of water, sand, silt, clay, finely ground rock particles and chemicals used to extract the valuable mineral or oil. In oil sand plants, this mix is often pumped over a long distance to release the bitumen. Franklin Miller processors help companies maintain the correct sized bitumen for refining.
Sludge build up in crude oil storage tanks causes tanks to lose valuable storage space and lowers the capacity of the tanks. Franklin Miller’s powerful grinders can break down and process this excess sludge. By effectively grinding errant wood, build-up, slurry, resin, sludge, rocks, and other debris, our processors ensure downstream equipment will not be damaged and pumps will not be clogged. This helps ensure less downtime, money and time saved, and companies keeping to regulatory standards.
Find the right processor for your application:
The SUPER SHREDDER® inline macerator reduces tough wastewater solids to fine bits with a unique, high-flow, spherical rotor design. The unit is specifically designed for high capacity, minimal headloss and can be pressure rated up to 400 psi. In fact, because of its high percentage of open area, the SUPER SHREDDER remains practically invisible to flow. The SUPER SHREDDER is simple to install in straight-through pipe systems. It quickly goes to work protecting pumps and enhancing the operation of process equipment. This unique unit has provided remarkably dependable service in installations worldwide.
TASKMASTER inline grinders employ a powerful twin-shaft mechanism and Cutter Cartridge® technology to reduce solids in pipeline systems. They are invaluable in plant operations worldwide keeping systems flowing, reducing pump downtime and protecting dewatering equipment such as centrifuges, filter presses and more. Two stacks of intermeshing cutters aggressively pull the solids in and finely reduce them. These grinders can be installed in gravity or pressurized, vertical or horizontal pipe systems, on the suction or positive side of a pump. The TASKMASTER is provided with Cutter Cartridge® technology wherein 6 cutter disks and 6 spacer disks are replaced by one-piece elements for far greater strength, fewer components, no stack loosening or stack re-tightening requirement.
The PIPELINE DELUMPER® is a proven inline lump breaker that chops, shreds, disperses and suspends solids directly in fully enclosed pipe systems. This straight-through ultra-compact unit rectifies flow properties of heavy sludge, slurries and solids-laden streams. The PIPELINE DELUMPER alleviates blockages, works the stream to free flow and improves processing. It can prevent damage to pumps, piping, valves, nozzles and downstream equipment. This unit has proven itself as a valuable problem solver in process systems worldwide.