Watson Process Systems

About us

A brief history

Watson Process Systems was incorporated in 1983 as a joint venture with GVD of Germany to design and sell their line of droplet separation equipment in the North American market. GVD had developed state-of-the-art separation technology through extensive research, and was the leader in vane and centrifugal spin separators. In 1986 Watson Process Systems took over GVD's interest in the North American market. Since that time Watson Process Systems has expanded the scope of the droplet separation technologies supplied. We now offer one of the most comprehensive mist eliminator programs in North America.

We are well known for our innovative designs and have developed a number of special designs for difficult applications. Our designs are rooted in sound engineering, and an in-depth knowledge of the physics and chemistry of the process. We have developed a reputation for the excellence of design, manufacturing quality, and technical support for the products we sell. We deliver on time and our equipment performs.

Our position in the market is that of a supplier of engineered gas process equipment - not that of a commodity supplier. We prefer to supply flange to flange units, because that way all the influences important to their proper functioning are under our control. We look especially for special applications where our competitors don't want to bid because either they are not sure of the appropriate design or it requires too much engineering. Our buyers are those looking for a quality product that performs and for which there is first class technical support.


Our Mission

Leaders in gas process equipment engineering

"Our mission is to provide soundly engineered products that are properly constructed, outstanding technical support and consulting services.

Not only is the engineering complete and thorough, the manufacturing is top notch and all our products are inspected prior to shipment. On the commercial side, we believe in fair and open dealing with our customers and provide technical service long after the warranty has expired. We are a first class design and supply house.

Our record over the past forty years, speaks for itself. The referrals and repeat business attest to our success. We look forward to extending our business to new customers in the future."

- Frank E. Watson, P. Eng.


Our Works

Our products and technologies are found on continents across the globe.

Innovative Designs

  • Mist elimination system design for FGD system

  • Down flow Separators for confined spaces

  • Plug-free separators for "dirty process gases"

  • Rain-out Eliminators for scrubber stacks

  • Low pressure drop Sulphur Trioxide (SO3) Scrubber/Separator

  • Foundry Scrubber Mist Eliminators that are easily cleaned

  • Watson enhancement of Automotive Paint Scrubbers

  • Selenium plant blower protection

  • Plug-free single and 2-stage droplet / fiber separators for paper machine exhausts