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Modifying 2-phase To 3-phase Separator

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#1 drizzt


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Posted 12 June 2007 - 10:33 AM

Two questions here.. rolleyes.gif

1- I would like some advice and suggestion on how to modify/improve existing surge vessel (2-phase separator) into a 3-phase separator. Any reference or some calculations needed for this problem? huh.gif

2- Which one is the best?

a-- horizontal open 3-phase settler with boot

b-- horizontal open 3-phase settler with sigle weir

c-- horizontal open 3-phase settler with plate pack

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:08 AM

Hi Driz,

I work in the field of separation technology. Please give me complete details of the system, then I will come up with more questions to understand your system fully. We can discuss then more confidentally.


#3 drizzt


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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:55 PM

Dear Dhirajkumar,

This is the details about the system.

Surge Vessel Operating Conditions

Design Pressure: 85 psig
Design Temperature: 66 C
Operating Pressure: 5 psig
Feed Flowrate: 80000 bbl/day gross
Water: 50000 bbl/day
Nett: 30000 bbl/day
Internal Diameter: 4.42 m
T/T: 13.72 m
Carbon Steel

LEHH: 2.65 m
LEH: 2.575 m
LEL: 0.15 m
NLL: 2.075 m

Feed of the separator is equipped with Schopentoeter nozzles with vortex breaker at liquid outlet.


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