GLCC as an External Pre-Separator
As an added apparatus upstream to an existing separator, the GLCC can enhance the performance of the separator and increase its throughput capacity.
Schlumberger, Etudes et Productions, France, a member company of TUSTP, is evaluating the possibility of incorporating GLCCs upstream of their test separators.
A GLCC has been designed for Petrobras, Brazil and installed upstream of an existing vessel-type separator located in a jungle, in order to attenuate the effect of slugging. This eliminated the need to replace the existing separator with a larger one, saving millions of dollars.
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