A test separator is a vital equipment used to separate and measure the proportionate amount of oil, gas, and water during the production and exploration phase. It is designed to handle high-pressure and high-temperature fluids, making it suitable for use in the oil and gas industry. They can be permanent or portable.
The test separator plays a crucial role in determining the composition and quality of fluids, thereby aiding in the decision-making process for further processing and transportation, helping production engineers to identify production bottlenecks, optimizing well performance, and making necessary adjustments to increase oil and gas recovery.
Test separator functionality are as below:
- Phase separation
- Measurement and analysis
- Removal of impurities
- Control of pressure and flow