Gas-Liquid And Liquid-Liquid Separators


  • Maurice Stewart, President, Stewart Training Company
  • Ken Arnold, Ken Arnold Consulting Inc.

This practical guide is designed to help engineers and operators develop a ?feel? for selection, specification, operating parameters, and trouble-shooting separators; form an understanding of the uncertainties and assumptions inherent in operating the equipment. The goal is to help familiarize operators with the knowledge and tools required to understand design flaws and solve everyday operational problems for types of separators. The book is divided into six parts: Part one and two covers fundamentals such as: physical properties, phase behaviour and calculations. Part three through five is dedicated to topics such as: separator construction, factors affecting separation, vessel operation, and separator operation considerations. Part six is devoted to the ASME codes governing wall thickness determination of vessel weight fabrication, inspection, alteration and repair of separators
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Petroleum engineers Drilling engineers Reservoir engineersSubsea engineersMaintenance EngineersPlant Engineers


Book information

  • Published: October 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8979-3

Table of Contents

Part 1: Production of Gases and LiquidsChapter 1: Hydrocarbon reservoirs and reservoir fluid characteristicsChapter 2: Physical properties Chapter 3: Phase behaviour Chapter 4: Flash CalculationsChapter 5: Introduction to field facilitiesChapter 6: Major operational functionsChapter 7: Equipment and facilitiesChapter 8: Offshore considerationsPart 2: SeparationChapter 9: Fundamentals Chapter 10: Factors affecting separationChapter 11: Vessel internals and operation Chapter 12: Separator operation considerationsChapter 14: Two-phase sizing and Three-phase sizingPart 3: Separator design using the ASME Code Chapter 15: Separator constructionChapter 16: Wall Thickness and Vessel weightChapter 17: Fabrication, Inspection, Alteration and Repair