[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0007501  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 30/Apr /2018                48/2018  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2018/125347
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:03/Apr/2018

[21] Application No.:GCC/P/2007/7570

[22] Filing Date:6/1/2007

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.

[72] Inventor: Mehryar Beyk

[73] Owner: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, B.O.Box 5000, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia

[74] Agent: Suleiman I. Al-Ammar Law Office




Int. Cl.7: B01D17/02; G06F19/00

[56] Cited Documents:

-EP 1593418 A1 (SERVICES PETROLIERSSCHLUMBERGER et al.) 9 November 2005
-EP 0786782 A1 (GEN ELECTRIC) 30 July 1997
Examiner: Eng. Ahmed Saleem AlHinai

[57] Abstract: A method and software for sizing three-phase separators utilizing an iterative approach is provided. The proposed computational method for sizing three-phase separators uses an iterative technique that calculates the optimum vessel dimensions for each service over a range of length to diameter ratios. The method starts with the smallest vessel dimension depending on the service and the selected vessel type and then tries to satisfy all the requirements for vapor/liquid and liquid/liquid separation. The vessel dimensions, i.e., length and diameter, are incrementally changed until all the requirements are met. The method and software are not restricted to any fixed value for the length to diameter ratio. The method and software select the smallest sized three-phase separator required for each service.
No. of claims: 21     No. of figures: 9


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