Pressurized, or Closed, Separators

 Modified Production Separators

The major advantages of a closed pressurized separators are that it
(1) controls gas from the well and sends it to a flare line under pressure and (2) is serviced by a special crew.

The separator is usually operated under 3 to 5 atmospheres of pressure
(45 to 75 psig). Horizontal units are typically about 9 feet in diameter
and 50 feet long, with a throughput of 5 MMcf or 500 bbl fluid. These are
typical numbers, and sizes and pressure vary according to special jobs.

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