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Three Phase Vertical Separators Sizing

As with vertical two-phase separators, a minimum diameter must be  maintained to assure adequate gas capacity. In addition, vertical threephase  separators must maintain a minimum diameter to allow the 500 micron water droplets to settle. The height of the three-phase … Continue reading

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Three Phase Horizontal Separator Sizing

For sizing a horizontal three-phase separator it is necessary to specify a vessel diameter and a seam-to-seam vessel length. The gas capacity and retention time considerations establish certain acceptable combinations of diameter and length. The need to settle 500-micron water … Continue reading

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Vertical Three Phase Separator Configuration

Figure 5-6 shows a typical configuration for a vertical three-phase separator. Flow enters the vessel through the side as in the horizontal separator, the inlet diverter separates the bulk of the gas. A downcomer is required to transmit the liquid … Continue reading

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Horizontal Three Phase Separator Part 2

Figure 5-3 shows an alternate configuration known as a “bucket and weir” design. This design eliminates the need for a liquid interface controller. Both the oil and water flow over weirs where level control is accomplished by a simple displacer … Continue reading

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Horizontal Three Phase Separator Part 1

Three phase separator are designed as either horizontal or vertical pressure vessel. Figure 5-2 is a schematic of a horizontal separator. The fluid enters the separator and hits an inlet diverter. This sudden change in momentum does the initial gross … Continue reading

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