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A slug flow separator facilitates the separation of a mixture flow into component parts. The separator includes an upper-tier elongate conduit, a lower-tier elongate conduit and a plurality of spaced apart connectors. Each of the upper and lower-tier elongate conduits has an outlet and at least one of the upper and lower-tier elongate conduits has an inlet for receiving the mixture flow. The upper and lower-tier elongate conduits also each have a plurality of openings such that one connector of the plurality of connectors may interconnect one of the upper-tier elongate conduit openings with a one of the lower-tier elongate conduit openings. The connectors enable communication of at least one of a liquid component and the at least one of another liquid component and a gas component of the mixture flow therebetween.

Title
Separator for multi-phase slug flow and method of designing same
Application Number
11/284304
Publication Number
7540902 (B2)
Application Date
November 21, 2005
Publication Date
June 2, 2009
Inventor
George John Zabaras
Houston
TX, US
Jose Oscar Esparza
Katy
TX, US
Agent
William E Hickman
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
B01D 19/00
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