Monthly Archives for August 2009

Spherical Two Phase Separator Basic Design

A typical spherical separator is shown in Figure 4-3. The same four sections can be found in this vessel. Spherical separators are a special case of a vertical separator where there is no cylindrical shell between the two heads. They … Continue reading

17. August 2009 by andrew
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Vertical Two Phase Separator Basic Design

Figure 4-2 is a schematic of a vertical separator. In this configuration the inlet flow enters the vessel through the side. As in the horizontal separator, the inlet diverter does the initial gross separation. The liquid flows down to the … Continue reading

17. August 2009 by andrew
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Horizontal Two Phase Separator Basic Design

Separators are designed in either horizontal, vertical, or spherical configurations. Figure 4-1 is a schematic of a horizontal separator. The initial gross separation of liquid and vapor occurs at the inlet diverter.  The fluid enters the separator and hits an … Continue reading

17. August 2009 by andrew
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Two Phase Oil and Gas Separation

Produced wellhead fluids are complex mixtures of different compounds of hydrogen and carbon, all with different densities, vapor pressures, and other physical characteristics. As a well stream flows from the hot, high-pressure petroleum reservoir, it experiences pressure and temperature reductions. Gases evolve from the liquids and the well streamchanges in character. Continue reading

17. August 2009 by andrew
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