multiple-stage separator

multiple-stage separator

[′məl·tə·pəl ¦stāj ′sep·ə‚rād·ər]
(petroleum engineering)
Oilwell gas-oil separator in which wellhead pressure is reduced in several stages, with the flashing off of gas at each pressure reduction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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