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1. (WO2013148037) SYSTEM AND METHOD TO TREAT A MULTIPHASE STREAM

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/148037    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/027668
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 26 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: B01J 8/04
Applicants: EXXONMOBIL UPSTREAM RESEARCH COMPANY
WHITNEY, Scott, M.
GRAVE, Edward, J.
FOWLER, Tracy, A.
Inventors: WHITNEY, Scott, M.
GRAVE, Edward, J.
FOWLER, Tracy, A.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD TO TREAT A MULTIPHASE STREAM
Abstract:
A system and method for enhancing separation of a denser phase liquid from a lighter phase liquid within a multiphase stream. In one example, a cyclonic coalescer has a tubular housing and a plurality of coaxial flow chambers extending in the axial direction of the housing. A swirling element is associated with each of the plurality of coaxial flow chambers. The swirling elements are constructed and arranged to impart a tangential velocity of the stream flowing through the associated flow chamber.