Knock Out Drums


Knock Out Drums

CLK Industries, Inc. designs and manufactures durable, high quality custom knock out drums engineered for oil & gas and industrial processing applications. We are an industry leader known for manufacturing knock out vessels that provide reliable performance in demanding processing operations. Our staff has the expertise to design and manufacture custom vapor liquid separators to meet your unique requirements.

Knock out drums, or knock out vessels, are vapor liquid separators used in oil & gas and petrochemical and chemical processing applications. They are designed to slow down gasses in the stream and allow liquids and particulate to drop out of the stream. They are installed in the waste gas header or in the flare stack base.

Knock out drums are manufactured in two configurations:

  • Horizontal vessels constructed with one gas stream inlet and two outlets or one large outlet that can be joined with a manifold
  • Vertical drums are usually configured with a side inlet and larger outlet to slow down the gasses. Tangential inlets can also be used, which cause the gasses to spin around the wall of the vessel, using friction to separate the fluid. Baffles are used to disrupt and slow down the gas prior to exit.

CLK’s custom knock out drums offer:

  • Multiple sizes, configurations, and pressure ratings to meet your specific processing requirements, including horizontal and vertical designs
  • Rugged design to perform efficiently and reliably in high volume processing environments
  • Controls and safety features
  • Fabrication using corrosion-resistant materials to provide continued high performance in corrosive and caustic processing environments
  • Optional skid-mounted design to provide for flexible operation

Our knock out drums are certified to meet ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Code Standards.

Our knock out vessels are designed and manufactured to operate at peak performance in the harsh, high volume processing environments found in oilfield, chemical processing and petrochemical processing operations. Our stringent quality control and testing will ensure that your knock out drum is delivered to you ready to install.

Call today to talk to one of our experienced staff about a custom knock out drum for your application.