Test Separator/Offshore Metering By McCrometer, Inc.
Current design of multiphase separators allow overall uncertainty (on all three phases) of about 15% to 20%. This can be due to operator control, time delay in stabilization of the vessel, incorrect design involving future fluid levels, position of vessel in respect to the pressure head requirement (on liquid side), and also the main metering.
Surface Processing Facilities By Fike Corporation
The primary activity in surface processing facilities is separating the produced fluids into streams of oil, gas, and water for sale and disposal. This separation is accomplished largely by gravity segregation, drawing the lighter gas off the top of the separator vessels, the heavier water off the bottom, with only the oil remaining.