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    DescriptionMultiphase separators are one of the most prevalent unit operations in any chemical process. They are generally the first process equipment in an oil production platform, and their efficiency influences the performance of all downstream equipment, such as heaters, compressors, and distillation columns. Thus, oilfield separators play a key role in the production capacity of entire facility. In this book, a realistic simulation approach based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is developed to provide high-quality visualization of the multiphase separation process. Furthermore, classic separator design methodologies are evaluated and improved design criteria are proposed. A useful method is presented for estimation of the droplet sizes used to calculate realistic separation velocities for various oilfield conditions. The velocity constraints associated with re-entrainment phenomenon are also discussed and novel correlations are provided. This book, also demonstrates the benefits that CFD analyses provide in optimizing the design of new separators and solving problems with existing designs.


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    Title
    Cfd Simulation of Oilfield Separators
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ali Pourahmadi Laleh, By (author) Professor William Y Svrcek, By (author) Wayne D Monnery
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783845403519
    ISBN 10: 3845403519
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TEC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.4
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009010
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BIC subject category V2: TDCB, TC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16880
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
    Imprint name
    LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
    Publication date
    05 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Saarbrucken
    Author Information
    A Pourahmadi Laleh, PhD: Studied Chem. Eng. at UofC. Research Engineer in the Reservoir Simulation Group, Calgary. WY Svrcek, P.Eng., PhD: Studied Chem. Eng. at UofA. Professor Emeritus at UofC, President of Virtual Materials Group Inc., Calgary. WD Monnery, P.Eng., PhD: Studied Chem. Eng. at UofC. President of Chem-Pet Process Tech Ltd., Calgary.