# Category: Treater Vessels Sizing

Given: Oil gravity = 40°API, 0.875 S.G. Oil flow rate = 2,000 bpd Inlet oil temperature = 90°F Water S.G. = 1.04 Inlet BS&W = 10% Outlet BS&W =1% Solution: 1. Settling Equation. Investigate treating at 90°F, 100°F, 120°F. 2. Retention Time. Plot computations of d and h with retention times less than 20 minutes. […]

Given: Oil gravity = 30°API, 0.875 S.G. Oil flow rate = 5,000 bpd Inlet oil temperature = 80°F Water S.G. = 1.04 Inlet BS&W =10% Outlet BS&W =1% Solution: 1. Settling Equation. Investigate treating at 80°F, 100°F, 120°F. 2. Retention Time Equation. Plot computations of d and Leff with retention times less than 20 minutes. […]

In specifying the size of a treater, it is necessary to determine the  diameter (d), length or height of the coalescing section (Leff or h), and treating temperature or fire-tube rating. As we have seen, these variables are interdependent, and it is not possible to arrive at a unique solution for each. The design engineer […]