A horizontal separator is a vessel for the bulk removal of liquids or solids by gravity. If your well streams have a large liquid to gas ratio, constant flow and small surge characteristics, this is the separator for your well. In horizontal separators, gas flows horizontally while liquid droplets fall toward the liquid surface. The moisture gas flows in the baffle surface and forms a liquid film that is drained away to the liquid section of the separator. This vessel, with its cylindrical axes parallel to the ground, can be a two-phase or three-phase separator. The two-phase separator deals only with oil and gas, while the three-phase separator handles oil, water and gas. Separators work on the principle that the three components have different densities, which allows them to stratify when moving slowly with gas on top, water on the bottom and oil in the middle. Any solids such as sand will also settle in the bottom. Our engineers will custom design your vessel to fit your well stream needs.
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