SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Savvy Separator Series: Taming Tower Carry-Over
Lessons learned in debottlenecking a “dirty” triethylene glycol contactor at the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company’s LaBarge Black Canyon Facility in Wyoming, highlight the results of work performed in progressive steps between 2001 and 2004.
Level Design and Control in Gravity Separators
The Oil and Gas Facilities Savvy Separator series continues with its eighth article, this time on level settings and control in gravity separators.
The Savvy Separator Series: Introduction to CFD for Separator Design
Why should CFD be part of your separator design? CFD produces a wide range of emotions from abject fear, often involving flashbacks to university class and a dizzying array of partial-differential equations, to curiosity and even enthusiasm. This article’s goal is to allay those fears.
Underperforming Gas Scrubbers: How to Fix Them and How to Avoid Them
The main drivers for sizing gas scrubbers have been performance requirements, process conditions, and project specifications. However, optimizing cost, delivery times, and weight is not the same as improving scrubber performance.
The Effect of Shear on Produced Water Treatment
Sources and magnitude of shear, and the consequence on oil droplet size can have significant consequences for downstream separation equipment performance.
The Ghosts of Separators Past, Present, and Future
SPE Separations Technology Technical Section officers represent more than 250 years of industry experience. Their ghosts of separators past visit us in this article so that we do not repeat the same mistakes in the future.
An underperforming scrubber that was suffering from too much oil carry-over is described along with options for debottlenecking and improving performance.
The Effect of Inlet Geometries on Flow Distribution
Efficient separation assumes uniform flow, but the reality of inlet geometries can invalidate this assumption, leading to separation problems and loss of separation efficiency.
Design of Cyclone Separators: Internals and Liquid Levels
Some internals components affect a separator's gas- and liquid-handling capability because of their effects on the liquid level. In this article, the interdependency of cyclonic inlets, cyclonic mist eliminators, and liquid level is highlighted.