Flow Loop Filtration Equipment

Flow Loop Filtration Equipment

KEI flow loop facility is located in Sugar Land, TX. The main test section consists of a rapidly reconfigurable test section piping, a 7,500-gallon reservoir, a 180 HP diesel engine-driven variable speed centrifugal pump, and all associated piping for the actual test sections. The flow loop can deliver 2,700 gpm and pressures up to 270 psig. This flow rate corresponds to a flow velocity of 30 feet per second in a 6-inch pipe. Additional pump equipment can be connected to the system to achieve higher flow rates.

The KEI flow loop included a screen valve with multiple screens and meshes that can be used to filter out particles to protect sensitive equipment. Our available screens include

  • 1/8-inch screen
  • Size 60 mesh: 250 microns
  • Size 100 mesh: 149 microns
  • Size 200 mesh: 74 microns
  • Size 400 mesh: 37 microns
Figure 1: Screen valve available to exclude particulate from the test section.
Figure 1: Screen valve available to exclude particulate from the test section.

 

Figure 2: Screen mesh insert for the strainer.
Figure 2: Screen mesh insert for the strainer.