Thermtech Test Unit

In 2015 Thermtech has completed the construction of a small-scale test unit, which is now available for test projects.

The Thermtech Test Unit will enable our customers and prospects to explore the feasibility of new application areas under the same conditions as a full scale TCC® unit. This includes testing the ability to recover valuable materials other than oil from oily drilling waste.

In addition to various types of oily wastes, such as waste from drilling, tank bottoms, and legacy waste in lagoons and pits, our processes have proven successful in treating a wide array of materials with sticky consistency. This is due to the efficient generation of direct frictional heat in the waste material within the Process Mill.  

The Thermtech Test Unit is flexible and is able to operate at temperatures ranging from 50 to 500 degrees Celsius, depending on the sensitivity of the components to be recovered.  Thermtech also has several feeding mechanisms into the Process Mill depending on the viscosity of the material, in addition to methods to adjust the boiling-point of the liquids.

Possible additional application areas include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Bio-sludge
  • Fish and meat offal
  • Proteins and starches
  • Paper and pulp
  • Sewage sludge

The Thermtech Test Unit is currently located at Thermtech's R&D and Test facility at Mongstad in Norway, but is easy to transport to the customer's location, if required.

Please contact Erik Michelsen at for further information.