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#1 Khodr khodr

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:09 AM



to anyone who can help us !!


my group was assigned to design a flash drum separator, our feed flowrate is 7.9million kg/hr 

we were advised to split the stream into multiple streams in order to obtain reasonable sizing


my question is what's the largest flash drum ever built ? i am looking after the range of diameters that a flash drum can be considered acceptable


your help is much appreciated, we're trynna graduate under lockdown.

Edited by Khodr khodr, 14 September 2020 - 09:29 PM.

#2 Bobby Strain

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:24 AM

I would say this is a useless exercise. Do a bit of work first, then ask about the sizing.



#3 breizh


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 08:20 PM

Hi ,

Consider the documents attached to support your work .  To me  your question is weird .Lack of information about your process (materials , pressure, temperature, composition ) to comment. 

Bobby is right  , work as an engineer and show us your work , state the difficulties and your proposal .


note : Link for condensate flash drum  underneath



Good luck


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Edited by breizh, 09 September 2020 - 11:34 PM.

#4 Khodr khodr

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:10 AM



your help is much appreciated

#5 Chemitofreak


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 03:10 AM

One should also consider the fact whether the separator will be constructed on the site or in the yard of the fabricator. Sometimes based on geographic location of the site there is limitation on the size of an equipment because of constraints in logistics.

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