Transparent Process Units
Three-phase separators are widely used in oilfield and petrochemical industry to separate gas, oil and water. The PetroChem Training TPD-3PS is a working transparent model of an industrial separator. The separation vessel is mounted on a powder coated steel frame.
Two variable speed centrifugal pumps force water and oil from two storage tanks through a mixing manifold and a compressor injects air to create an air/oil/water mixture. The mixture passes through an inlet device and into the 3-phase separator vessel. Students adjust the flow rate of the oil, water and air feeds and the drain valves for the oil and water drains, to achieve continuous separation.
The TPD-3PS operates using a universal 12V power supply for safety in the training environment.