composite stream

composite stream

[kəm′päz·ət ‚strēm]
(petroleum engineering)
A flow of oil and gas or a flow of two or more different hydrocarbons in one stream.
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On the face of it, at least, the result should be a perfectly formulated composite stream. As we delve deeper, however, two sobering realities complicate the picture.
THE PERFORMANCE PRINCIPLE: The performance of each ingredient feeder affects the proportion variability of all other ingredients in the composite stream, but only to the extent permitted by the Proportion Principle.
Thus, even though the desired 50/50 blend may be realized on average for any particular cross-sectional slice of the composite stream, the exact proportions of A and B remain somewhat uncertain.