Production Separator

Production Separator

Production Separators are used in crude oil treatment and production for efficient separation of oil, gas and water. Depending on the working medium, Production Separators can be classified as Two-phase separators or Three-phase separators. Production Separatorsusually supplied with high-accuracy and durable instruments, control and shut-off valves, piping and skid, and referred as Production Separator Module / Skid. Separator vessel is equipped with internal components, such as inlet deflector, vane pack, coalescer, wave breaker, weir plates, and mist extractor. Some projects require separator with heating system, usually electric-type, in order to prevent waxing and emulsion-control. Control and Automation system usually supplied by the vendor of the separator for client’s convenience and for fast oil production.

Depending on the handling capacity and place of operation, can be designed for ground installation, mainly used for onshore production, or modular-designed used both in offshore or onshore, either in standalone item or part of the package, and designed to fit the trailer for ensure fast and effective mobility during operation.

Some of the well fluid treatment facilities, use High-pressure (HP) and Low-pressure (LP) Production Separators to achieve maximum efficiency of gravitational separation.

  • Application
  • Early Production Facility
  • Crude processing & treatment facilities
  • Gas processing & treatment facilities
  • Design Code & Standards
  • CE
  • PED
  • API 6D
  • UL, Exp
  • NACE MR0175
  • ASME Section VII, DIV 1
  • ANSI B31.3 Class M (H2S)
  • Features
  • Special design and certification for onshore and offshore
  • Special skid & piping design for easy and safe operation
  • Durable internals & analyzers
  • Certified and reliable flow control valve and instruments
  • Instrument gas scrubber
  • Sample points for oil, gas, water and inlet medium
  • High / Low alarm points and pressure relief valves

Production Separator Basic Specification Data

Separator can be designed as per client’s operation conditions depending on flowrate, temperature, pressure, working medium and other operation data. Most of the production separators are designed for comparatively big capacity of 6000-20000 BOPD.

Horizontal Separator / Vertical Separator

According to the installation mode, the separator can be divided into horizontal/vertical installation, or indoor/outdoor installation.

The horizontal separator is built horizontally, in other words, as the vessel shell axis parallel to the ground. It is usually used for large liquid/gas ratio fluid treatment or liquid/liquid separation. Compared with vertical separators, there are longer horizontal sections for liquid flowing and shorter vertical sections for gravity separation of liquids with different densities. The horizontal separator requires a relatively large horizontal installation space, and its application is generally not affected by the field wind.

Horizontal separator can be used for test separator, production separator, two-phase separator, three-phase separator and special application separator.

The vertical separator is built vertically, which means the vessel shell axis is perpendicular to the ground. It is usually used for large gas/liquid ratio fluid treatment. Compared with horizontal separators, there are larger cross-sectional area for gas flowing and longer vertical sections for gravity separation of liquids from the gas. The vertical separator requires a relatively small horizontal installation space, but for very high or slender separator the field wind shall be considered.

Vertical separator can be used for test separator, production separator, two-phase separator, three-phase separator and special application separator.

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