EquipmentDedicated Equipment for Polymer Injection

FLOQUIP™ Polymer Slicing Unit

The FLOQUIP™ PSU (Polymer Slicing Unit) is patented, proprietary equipment designed for high-speed dissolution of polymer in water under an inert atmosphere, with low Nitrogen consumption, and without polymer molecular weight degradation, thus ensuring targeted viscosity.

The PSU rapidly dissolves high concentrations of polymer (up to 15 g/L) with no filtration of the mother solution required.

It is designed to reduce downstream equipment size and required footprint, as well as optimize costs.

FLOQUIP™ PSU Polymer Throughput Capacities

FLOQUIP™ PSU Polymer Throughput Capacities

ModelDry Polymer Flow RateSolution Flowrate at 1%Solution Flowrate at 1.5%
FLOQUIP™ PSU 2020 kg/h2 m³/h1.3 m³/h
FLOQUIP™ PSU 100100 kg/h10 m³/h6.7 m³/h
FLOQUIP™ PSU 300300 kg/h30 m³/h20 m³/h
FLOQUIP™ PSU 600600 kg/h60 m³/h40 m³/h
FLOQUIP­­™ PSU 15001,500 kg/h150 m³/h100 m³/h
FLOQUIP™ PSU 30003,000 kg/h300 m³/h200 m³/h


Mobile Injection Unit

SNF has designed and engineered a mobile, high-output polymer injection unit using patented technology to speed hydration and delivery of dry, polyacrylamide-based friction reducers (FR). Featuring an open design, the POWDERFRAC™ X eliminates the non-productive time and is a safe, reliable, and easy to operate/maintain system for preparing dry FR solutions.

When used with SNF’s FLOJET™ DRP X products, POWDERFRAC™ X offers a cost-effective, easy-to-use, and environmentally-friendly solution for applying friction reducers in hydraulic fracturing stimulation.



Mobile Polymer Hydration System for Oil Sands

While conducting full-scale polymer performance evaluations right at the Oil Sands site, the FLOPILOT™ system enables operators and consulting engineers to test multiple treatment programs without disrupting operations.

  • Compact, high-output system
  • Transportable to any location
  • Automated, plug-and-play design
  • Economical operation
  • Meets Canadian Transport Authority regulations


Controlling injection parameters is essential to polymer feed consistency.  SNF has therefore developed specific devices to ensure Continuous Polymer Viscosity measurement.

Two models are available:

FLOQUIP™ VDH: high-pressure model (200 bar)
FLOQUIP™ VML: low-pressure model (12 bar)

These in-line viscometers offer:

  • Continuous in-line viscosity measurement
  • Stable and accurate viscosity measurement (not affected by changes in pressure)
  • No polymer solution degradation – Not exposed to O2
  • Direct low shear measurement comparable to lab viscometer
  • Recording of data
  • No waste
  • No lab operator required



For high temperature (>80 °C) and relatively low viscosity solutions, conventional rheometers do not allow accurate data to be generated on injected fluids.

The FLOQUIP™ RHEOCAP Viscometer has been developed to give an accurate measurement of polymer solution viscosity and intrinsic viscosity.

The principle is based on the measurement of a pressure drop through calibrated capillary tubing at a constant flow rate.  This system is portable and fully automated to allow accurate measurement over a wide range of viscosities (from water to 200 cP) and temperatures (up to 140 °C).

Primary characteristics:

  • Viscosity range from 0.2 to 200 cP
  • Temperature up to 140 °C
  • Shear rate range from 0.01 s-1 to 1000 s-1
  • Access to intrinsic viscosity and power law index n
  • Dimension: 492 x 356 x 254 mm – Weight: 22 Kg

Low Shear Polymer Control Valve

There are different possible options for polymer flooding depending on site configuration.
Dilution with water can be completed at either low or high pressure.
The FLOQUIPVPR and FLOQUIPLPR enable controlled injection in each individual well without degrading the polymer.

CASE 1: Diluted Solution, High-Pressure Water Available

Diagram of a polymer control valve when using a diluted solution with high-pressure water available
CASE 2: Diluted Solution, Low-Pressure Water AvailableDiagram of a polymer control valve when using a diluted solution with low-pressure water available

CASE 3: Mother Solution, High-Pressure Water Available

Diagram of a polymer control valve when using a mother solution with high-pressure water available


The FLOQUIP™ Vortex Pressure Reducer (VPR) is designed to control injection pressure or injection flow of polymer solution without inducing significant degradation.  It consists of a series of restriction orifices and valves to ensure a consequential and controlled pressure drop.



The FLOQUIP™ Linear Pressure Reducer creates an adjustable pressure drop through varying lengths of tubing without inducing a shearing effect.