Review of Factors Affecting the Phase-Redistribution in the Branching T-Junction

Authors

  • Faheem Ejaz Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar 32610, Malaysia
  • William Pao Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar 32610, Malaysia
  • Mohammad Shakir Nasif Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar 32610, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.84.1.6077

Keywords:

Diameter Ratio, Separation Efficiency, T-junction, Multi-Phase Flow

Abstract

Whenever T-junctions are used in chemical processes and petroleum industries for two-phase separation, a maldistribution of phases is observed between outlets of the junction. Currently, the regular T-junctions are utilized in the industry due to which equipment downstream faces high liquid carryovers. Unfortunately, downstream equipment is not capable of handling high liquid carryovers and they trip frequently, consequently. This review manuscript summarizes the effect of different factors that influence phase separation in the T-junction. This article refers to the geometrical parameters, phase superficial velocity flow regimes encounter during the separation process, and different side arm modifications. This article is a contribution to this field as it summarizes and concludes all these factors comprehensively, to give a verdict on ways to improve phase separation.  It is also recommended that the effect of side arm modifications or combinations must be explored for further understanding.

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Published

2021-06-26

How to Cite

Ejaz, F., William Pao, & Nasif , M. S. . (2021). Review of Factors Affecting the Phase-Redistribution in the Branching T-Junction. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 84(1), 60–77. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.84.1.6077

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