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Title: Design and Development of Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Compact Separators for Three-Phase Flow

Abstract

The objective of this five-year project (October 1997--September 2002) was to expand the current research activities of Tulsa University Separation Technology Projects (TUSTP) to multiphase oil/water/gas separation. This project was executed in two phases. Phase I (1997--2000) focused on the investigations of the complex multiphase hydrodynamic flow behavior in a three-phase Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Separator. The activities of this phase included the development of a mechanistic model, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulator, and detailed experimentation on the three-phase GLCC. The experimental and CFD simulation results will be suitably integrated with the mechanistic model. In Phase II (2000--2002), the developed GLCC separator will be tested under high pressure and real crude conditions. This is crucial for validating the GLCC design for field application and facilitating easy and rapid technology deployment. Design criteria for industrial applications will be developed based on these results and will be incorporated into the mechanistic model by TUSTP.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Petroleum Technology Office, Tulsa, OK (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
773002
Report Number(s):
DOE/BC/15024-2
TRN: AH200101%%18
DOE Contract Number:
FG26-97BC15024
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 10 Jan 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; DESIGN; HYDRODYNAMICS; MULTIPHASE FLOW; PETROLEUM; WATER; ASSOCIATED GAS; CYCLONE SEPARATORS; PERFORMANCE; FLOW MODELS; SEPARATION PROCESSES

Citation Formats

Mohan, R.S., and Shoham, O.. Design and Development of Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Compact Separators for Three-Phase Flow. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/773002.
Mohan, R.S., & Shoham, O.. Design and Development of Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Compact Separators for Three-Phase Flow. United States. doi:10.2172/773002.
Mohan, R.S., and Shoham, O.. Wed . "Design and Development of Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Compact Separators for Three-Phase Flow". United States. doi:10.2172/773002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/773002.
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author = {Mohan, R.S. and Shoham, O.},
abstractNote = {The objective of this five-year project (October 1997--September 2002) was to expand the current research activities of Tulsa University Separation Technology Projects (TUSTP) to multiphase oil/water/gas separation. This project was executed in two phases. Phase I (1997--2000) focused on the investigations of the complex multiphase hydrodynamic flow behavior in a three-phase Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Separator. The activities of this phase included the development of a mechanistic model, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulator, and detailed experimentation on the three-phase GLCC. The experimental and CFD simulation results will be suitably integrated with the mechanistic model. In Phase II (2000--2002), the developed GLCC separator will be tested under high pressure and real crude conditions. This is crucial for validating the GLCC design for field application and facilitating easy and rapid technology deployment. Design criteria for industrial applications will be developed based on these results and will be incorporated into the mechanistic model by TUSTP.},
doi = {10.2172/773002},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2001},
month = {Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2001}
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