04481020 is referenced by 61 patents and cites 17 patents.

A centrifugal liquid-gas separator apparatus which is particularly adapted for use downhole with a submergible pump comprises an elongated hub having disposed on its periphery helical blades defining a screw-type inducer for pressurizing a liquid-gas fluid mixture entering the apparatus, axially extending vanes defining a centrifugal separator for separating the liquid and gas components of the fluid mixture, and smoothly curved blade segments disposed intermediate the blades and the vanes for providing a smooth transition for the fluid mixture flowing from the inducer to the centrifugal separator. The apparatus is capable of maintaining a substantially constant flow rate over a large range of volumetric ratios of gas to liquid.

Title
Liquid-gas separator apparatus
Application Number
6/386968
Publication Number
4481020
Application Date
June 10, 1982
Publication Date
November 6, 1984
Inventor
Francis T Traylor
Bartlesville
OK, US
Michael W Furnas
Bartlesville
OK, US
Mukul K Tyagi
Bartlesville
OK, US
Lawrence C Lee
Bartlesville
OK, US
Agent
Shapiro and Shapiro
Assignee
TRW
OH, US
IPC
B01D 45/00
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