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Black Powder Separator Technology

Black Powder Solutions’ (BPS) Magnetic Separator Systems are inline, full-flow systems for removal of ferrous and non-ferrous contamination (black powder) from fluid and gas systems.

These systems employ a magnetic array within an engineered pressure vessel that maximizes dwell time and particulate removal capability with minimal pressure drop (~0 psi ΔP in a clean system). Each system is engineered to achieve 95%+ efficiency in removing black powder contamination by accounting for design parameters such as flow rate, pressure, temperature, viscosity, medium and others. BPS Magnetic Separator Systems have the option of manual and semi-automatic cleaning systems, require a bare minimum of consumables, require no fuel or power (manual cleaning) and have a 15+ year operating life.


These modular systems are available for various applications in hydrocarbon liquids and gases; including applications in field separation, gas gathering and compression, gas processing, crude oil tank farms, underground storage, pipelines, fractionation, refining, finished product storage and handling, water process systems.

BPS Magnetic Separator Systems require cleaning rather than filter disposal; each system offers long life service and utilizes minimal consumables. The high loading capacity allows for extended maintenance intervals of 6 months to 1 year depending on the contamination in the particular system.

  • Extended life of critical operating systems
  • Reduction in downtime and lost production due to higher efficiency contamination capture
  • Reduction in downtime and lost production due to extended service intervals
  • Improved product quality

Manual Cleaning System

The manual cleaning system is a full standalone system. The user removes the magnetic element from the vessel and installs it in the cleaning station. The magnetic element is lifted through the scraper plate allowing the contaminants to be collected in the containment bag.

Semi-Automatic Cleaning System

The motor and the gear box attach to the davit arm. The large and small blind flange are at the top of the vessel. The small blind flange removes, giving easy access to the internal screw and coupling. Rotation of the screw cap by the motor and gear box allows the BPS scraper plate to move up & down along the rods.

Procurement Process

Completing the BPS Project Data Requisition Form is the first essential  step in the quoting process. This form gives the BPS design team the necessary information to complete a budgetary quote, and it helps to expedite the quoting process. Do not hesitate to contact BPS to clarify this process as the team is always available to answer any question.

Black Powder Contamination

Black Powder is an industry name for the abrasive, reactive contamination particulate present in all gas and hydrocarbon fluid transmission lines. Black Powder will range from light brown to black and the mineral make up will vary per production field around the world.