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Title: Low Cost Geothermal Separators BLISS Boundary Layer Inline Separator Scrubber

Abstract

A new compact, low cost, and high performance separator is being developed to help reduce the installed and O and M cost of geothermal power generation. This device has been given the acronym ''BLISS'' that stands for ''Boundary Layer Inline Separator Scrubber''. The device is the first of a series of separators, and in the case of injectates, scrubbers to address the cost-reduction needs of the industry. The BLISS is a multi-positional centrifugal separator primarily designed to be simply installed between pipe supports, in a horizontal position. This lower profile reduces the height safety concern for workers, and significantly reduces the total installation cost. The vessel can demand as little as one-quarter (25%) the amount of steel traditionally required to fabricate many large vertical separators. The compact nature and high separating efficiency of this device are directly attributable to a high centrifugal force coupled with boundary layer control. The pseudo isokinetic flow design imparts a self-cleaning and scale resistant feature. This polishing separator is designed to remove moderate amounts of liquid and entrained solids.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Two-Phase Engineering and Research, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Geothermal Technologies (EE-12) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
776847
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/13657
TRN: AH200115%%463
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-99ID13657
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; BOUNDARY LAYERS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; INERTIAL SEPARATORS; PERFORMANCE; POLISHING; POWER GENERATION; SAFETY; SCRUBBERS; STEELS; Geothermal Legacy; SEPARATOR; GEOTHERMAL POWER; CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATOR; BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL

Citation Formats

Jung, Douglas, and Wai, King. Low Cost Geothermal Separators BLISS Boundary Layer Inline Separator Scrubber. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/776847.
Jung, Douglas, & Wai, King. Low Cost Geothermal Separators BLISS Boundary Layer Inline Separator Scrubber. United States. doi:10.2172/776847.
Jung, Douglas, and Wai, King. Fri . "Low Cost Geothermal Separators BLISS Boundary Layer Inline Separator Scrubber". United States. doi:10.2172/776847. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/776847.
@article{osti_776847,
title = {Low Cost Geothermal Separators BLISS Boundary Layer Inline Separator Scrubber},
author = {Jung, Douglas and Wai, King},
abstractNote = {A new compact, low cost, and high performance separator is being developed to help reduce the installed and O and M cost of geothermal power generation. This device has been given the acronym ''BLISS'' that stands for ''Boundary Layer Inline Separator Scrubber''. The device is the first of a series of separators, and in the case of injectates, scrubbers to address the cost-reduction needs of the industry. The BLISS is a multi-positional centrifugal separator primarily designed to be simply installed between pipe supports, in a horizontal position. This lower profile reduces the height safety concern for workers, and significantly reduces the total installation cost. The vessel can demand as little as one-quarter (25%) the amount of steel traditionally required to fabricate many large vertical separators. The compact nature and high separating efficiency of this device are directly attributable to a high centrifugal force coupled with boundary layer control. The pseudo isokinetic flow design imparts a self-cleaning and scale resistant feature. This polishing separator is designed to remove moderate amounts of liquid and entrained solids.},
doi = {10.2172/776847},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}