Accession Number : ADD015726

Title :   Combined Centrifugal Force/Gravity Gas/Liquid Separator System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 3 Apr 92, patented 13 Apr 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lema, Luis E

Report Date : 13 Apr 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A gas/liquid separator system has an outer enclosing tank filled with a demisting packing material. The tank has a gas outlet port and a liquid outlet port located at its top and bottom, respectively. At least one cylindrical, centrifugal force gas/liquid separator is vertically aligned and centrally located within the tank and is surrounded by the packing material. The cylindrical separator receives a gas/liquid mixture, separates the mixture into respective substantially gas and substantially liquid components, and allows the substantially gas components to exit its gas escape port and the substantially liquid components to exit its liquid escape port. The packing material in the tank further separates the substantially gas and liquid components as they rise and fall, respectively, through the packing material. An inflow line introduces the mixture into the cylindrical separator. The inflow line is upwardly inclined in a direction of flow of the mixture at a point where the inflow line communicates with the cylindrical separator.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SEPARATORS, *CENTRIFUGAL FORCE, *GRAVITY, *GASES, *LIQUIDS, TANKS(CONTAINERS), MIXTURES, FLOW RATE, HYDROCYCLONES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics
      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE