05158579 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 8 patents.

The invention relates to a method as well as equipment for smoothing out occurrences of long liquid plugs, so-called slugs, in fluid flows which have more than one phase. The invention is particularly intended for use in transport arrangements for oil and gas, namely multi-phase arrangements for the transport of mixtures of oil and gas. The equipment which is used (termed slug catcher) have amongst other things, a vortex chamber (1) and an overlying pressure tank (2) which temporarily stores oil slugs, and portions them out back into the gas flow so that the load on the transport equipment is smoothened out.

Title
Method and apparatus for equalizing of variations of density in a streaming fluid
Application Number
7/488068
Publication Number
5158579
Application Date
June 21, 1990
Publication Date
October 27, 1992
Inventor
Conrad Carstensen
Stavanger
NO
Agent
Foley & Lardner
Assignee
Den Norske Stats Oljeselskap
NO
IPC
B01D 45/16
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