3 phase VSE A-Ambient conditions Three phase video separator


A three-phase mixture first enters a vertical glass tube section, deemed the “separation tube”. The latter communicates at the top, middle and bottom, with the “visualization tube” via three glass tube sections. There are three dedicated inlet and outlet ports for each of the three phases. The injection fluid will be ejected from the separator via its outlet; Gas being compressible, a wet gas meter will be required to measure the quantities produced. By virtue of their incompressibility, produced water or oil can be determined from a mass balance on the system. Under the action of gravity, the lightest fluid will come to rest above the heavier fluid and the heaviest fluid will rest at the bottom; in the separation tube, an emulsion of all three fluids prevents an accurate volume determination, whereas in the other tube, two neat interfaces can be observed. These are constantly monitored by two Degree-of-Freedom video cameras with integrated zoom. Placing a light behind the tube further facilitates discernment of the liquid/ liquid and gas/ liquid interface. A proprietary software interprets the streaming images and calculates produced fluid volumes and core saturation levels. The system is also perfectly suited for two-phase flow studies.a


Max pressure: Atmospheric pressure
Max temperature: up to 40 °C
Max volume change: 50 ml for liquid and 50 ml for liquid/gas (other upon request)
Volume accuracy: 0.01 ml
Material: Glassware
Measurement resolution: 0.02 mm
Field of view: 50 mm
CDD colour camera: 5 megapixels
Lighting: 20 watts
Power: 110/220 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz