04519815 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 2 patents.

Liquids in natural gas pipelines are separated, accumulated and distributed in a system wherein the pipeline contents are introduced into a vertical separation zone, the separated gaseous components are withdrawn from the upper portion of the separation zone and reintroduced into the pipeline at a downstream point, a stream of liquid components is withdrawn from a bottom portion of the separation zone, excess liquid components are introduced into an accumulation zone having a gradually rising slope and extending from the bottom portion of the separation zone to the upper portion of the separation zone, and gas displaced by and disengaged from the liquid in the accumulation zone is introduced into the upper portion of the separation zone, while the liquid is withdrawn and removed at a predetermined rate.

Title
Slug-catching method and apparatus
Application Number
6/561694
Publication Number
4519815
Application Date
December 15, 1983
Publication Date
May 28, 1985
Inventor
James P Gilcrease
Katy
TX, US
Ronald L Buls
Spring
TX, US
Agent
Harold N Wells
Riggs T Stewart
William C Long
Assignee
Texas Eastern Engineering
TX, US
IPC
B01D 19/00
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