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CFD STUDY ON ELIMINATING IMPURITIES FROMNATURAL GAS FLOWS IN CYCLONE-TYPE SEPARATORS

10.15660/AUOFMTE.2014-1.2978

Alina Maria GLIGOR, Valentin OLEKSIK, Cristian DEAC, Valentin PETRESCU

Volume XXIII (XIII), 2014/1

The quality of the natural gas extracted from deposits and transported through pipelines is a major factor in achieving the desired heating properties of the gas. A big problem related to the quality is the presence of impurities such as dust, sand or water. These can be removed by using separators. This paper presents an analysis of the efficiency of a cyclone-type separator in terms of speeds and pressure drops, using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method in the case of separating water droplets from the main gas flow.

Keywords: impurities; cyclone-type separator; speed and pressure profile

ISSN 1583-0691, CNCSIS "Clasa B+"