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Multistages Separation

Figure 6-1 shows a multistage separation process. By removing molecules of the light components in the first separator they are not available to flash to gas from the liquid in the second separator, and the partial pressure of intermediate components … Continue reading

16. September 2009 by Jack
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Paraffin

Separator operation can be adversely affected by an accumulation of paraffin. Coalescing plates in the liquid section and mesh pad mist extractors in the gas section are particularly prone to plugging by accumulations of paraffin. Where it is determined that … Continue reading

02. September 2009 by Jack
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Foamy Crudes

The major cause of foam in crude oil is the appearance of impurities, other than water, which are impractical to remove before the stream reaches the separator. Foam presents no problem within a separator if the internal design assures adequate … Continue reading

02. September 2009 by Jack
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Well Testing

It is necessary to keep track of the gas, oil, and water production from each well to be able to manage the reserves properly, evaluate where further reserve potential may be found, and diagnose well problems as quickly as possible. … Continue reading

21. August 2009 by Jack
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Stage Separation

Figure 2-5 deals with a simple single-stage process. That is, the fluids are flashed in an initial separator and then the liquids from that separator are flashed again at the stock tank. Traditionally, the stock tank is not normally considered … Continue reading

20. August 2009 by Jack
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