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Thus, by keeping the lighter molecules in the feed to the stock tank we manage to capture a small amount of them as liquids, but we lose to the gas phase many more of the intermediate range molecules. That is why beyond some optimum point there is actually a decrease in stock tank liquids by increasing the separator operating pressure. Stage Separation Figure 2-5 deals with a simple single-stage process. That is, the fluids are flashed in an initial separator and then the liquids from that separator are flashed again at the stock tank.

Figure 1-31. An onshore central facility with a large horizontal free water knockout, and a horizontal heater treater. Figure 1 -32. A marsh facility where the equipment is elevated on concrete platforms. Note the two large vertical separators in the distance, the row of nine vertical heater treaters, anathe elevated quarters building. The Production Facility 21 Figure 1 -33. In cold weather areas it is sometimes necessary to insulate the vessels and pipe and house all controls in a building attached to the vessel.

Under such conditions the pressure will rise to a point that could overload the rods on a reciprocating compressor. The two basic types of compressors used in production facilities are reciprocating and centrifugal. Reciprocating compressors compress the gas with a piston moving linearly in a cylinder. Because of this, the flow is not steady, and care must be taken to control vibrations. Centrifugal compressors use high-speed rotating wheels to create a gas velocity that is converted into pressure by stators.

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