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SepraSolâ„¢ Liquid/Gas Coalescer

The Answer to Gas Filtration Applications
Clean, aerosol free gas is critical to equipment reliability and optimized operations in the refinery and chemical industries. Pall's SepraSol™ liquid/gas coalescers provide high-efficiency liquid and solid removal from contaminated gases reducing maintenance and operating costs. A patented chemical surface treatment enhances the coalescer drainage properties leading to improved performance allowing for smaller systems, lower pressure drop, and improved ability to recover from liquid slugs.

Pall's high-efficiency SepraSol coalescer is recommended for a wide range of gas filtration applications, including:
  • Protecting compressors and turbines
  • Protecting low and ultra-low NOx burners by cleaning fuel gas
  • Removing lubrication oil, water, compressor wear products, corrosion products, and other solids from effluent gas streams
  • Minimizing foaming tendencies in sweetening and dehydration units
  • Minimizing amine and glycol losses downstream of gas sweetening and dehydration units
  • Cleaning dirty fuel gas and instrument gas
  • Controlling injection well plugging during gas flooding
  • Protecting catalysts, desiccants and absorbants
  • Removing lube oil from ammonia gas


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Description
The Answer to Gas Filtration Applications
Clean, aerosol free gas is critical to equipment reliability and optimized operations in the refinery and chemical industries. Pall's SepraSol™ liquid/gas coalescers provide high-efficiency liquid and solid removal from contaminated gases reducing maintenance and operating costs. A patented chemical surface treatment enhances the coalescer drainage properties leading to improved performance allowing for smaller systems, lower pressure drop, and improved ability to recover from liquid slugs.

Pall's high-efficiency SepraSol coalescer is recommended for a wide range of gas filtration applications, including:
  • Protecting compressors and turbines
  • Protecting low and ultra-low NOx burners by cleaning fuel gas
  • Removing lubrication oil, water, compressor wear products, corrosion products, and other solids from effluent gas streams
  • Minimizing foaming tendencies in sweetening and dehydration units
  • Minimizing amine and glycol losses downstream of gas sweetening and dehydration units
  • Cleaning dirty fuel gas and instrument gas
  • Controlling injection well plugging during gas flooding
  • Protecting catalysts, desiccants and absorbants
  • Removing lube oil from ammonia gas
Specifications

Coalescer Technical Information

Oleophobic/Hydrophobic Treatment– All of Pall's SepraSol liquid/gas coalescers receive a patented oleophobic/hydrophobic treatment. Chemically treating the coalescer lowers the surface energy of the medium and promotes rapid drainage of the coalesced liquids. Benefits of the surface treatment include increased capacity for liquid challenges, smaller overall assembly sizes, lower pressure drop, and improved ability to recover from liquid slugs.

Features, Advantages and Benefits of the Pall SepraSol Liquid/Gas Coalescer

Pall’s SepraSol liquid/gas coalescers eliminate virtually all solids and liquids in a gas stream. Downstream liquid levels are as low as 0.003 ppmw1 and the solids removal rating is 0.3 micron (μm) (99.99% efficiency).2

 
Features Advantages Benefits
Patented Oleophobic/ Hydrophobic Media Treatment
  • More rapid liquid drainage
  • Lower saturated pressure drop
  • Faster recovery from liquid slugs
  • Minimized vessel diameter due to less restrictions on annular velocity
  • Reduced capital and operating cost
  • Improved product quality and consistency
High Effective Filtration Area
  • Fewer element changeouts needed
  • High solids removal efficiency
Lower operating and maintenance costs
High-efficiency Media and Draining Materials
  • Consistent high-efficiency liquid removal
  • Reduced liquid losses
  • Optimum protection of downstream equipment
Lower maintenance costs and improved availability
 
1 Test conditions used to measure efficiency area as follows:
Flow rate: 900 SCF/minute per 30 in. element at 37.8°C (100°F) and 6.9 bar (100 psig)
Liquid inlet: 50 ppmw oil
2 Per sodium chloride test

Additional Features of the Pall SepraSol Liquid/Gas Coalescing Filter

Pall coalescing filter cartridges operate economically with high separation efficiency and long life.

Performance

Performance Specification

 
Solid Removal Rating 0.3 μm (99.99%)
Temperature Rating 180 °F (82 °C)
150 °F (65 °C) with Water
Clean & Saturated Pressure Drop Sized to your specification
 

Figure 1: Effect of Pressure Drop on Compressor Operating Costs5


5 Conditions: Delta P on inlet pressure
Inlet Pressure = 20 psia
Outlet Pressure = 200 psia
Gas compressed is methane
Costs based on $0.07/kwhr


Pall Corporation applies a patented oleophobic/hydrophobic chemical treatment on all of its SepraSol liquid/gas coalescers. This allows the coalescers to operate at a lower saturated pressure drop. As shown on Figure 1, a small difference in saturated pressure drop can result in significant savings in operating costs.

About Coalescer Efficiency Ratings

The measurement of the efficiency and the pressure drop of a coalescer should reflect operating conditions. Many manufacturers of coalescers measure efficiency using the dioctyl phthalate (DOP) test. The DOP test was not originally designed to measure the performance of a coalescer under operating conditions seen in the oil and gas industry. Rather, the DOP test is performed under the following conditions:
  • Measures only capture efficiency and does not indicate how much liquid is at the filter outlet. It is the outlet concentration, which will indicate whether downstream equipment and processes are vulnerable to damage.
  • Measures only the percent removal of DOP aerosols that are 0.3 μm compared to a range of sizes normally seen in oil and gas applications.
  • Measures the removal of DOP, a liquid not typically found in oil and gas applications.
  • Performed under a vacuum, not typical of operating conditions.
  • Performed on a dry coalescing element; the effectiveness of a coalescer should be measured when a coalescer is completely saturated.
Pall has developed a test called the Liquid Aerosol Separation Efficiency (LASE) Test to specially measure the performance of a coalescer under operating conditions. The table below compares the LASE and DOP tests. For further details on the LASE test, see Pall literature GAS-4300b, "Recent Developments in Performance Ratings of Gas/Liquid Coalescers."

Pall LASE Test vs. Conventional DOP

 
  Pall LASE Test DOP Test LASE Advantage
Efficiency Rating Measures ppmw of total downstream aerosol concentration Measures only the capture efficiency of 0.3 μm DOP aerosols Specifies performance based on total liquid removal
Test Contaminant Polydispersed 20 wt. compressor lube oil (size range 0.1-1.0 μm) Monodispersed dioctyl phthalate (size range at 0.3 μm only) Closely simulates actual process contamination
Downstream Contaminant Measurement Full flow membrane sampling of all size contaminants Indirect light scattering of 0.3 μm contaminants Directly measures the amount of all liquid downstream
Pressure Conditions Performed under positive pressure conditions Performed under vacuum More closely reflects actual process pressure conditions
Cartridge Condition Performed on a saturated cartridge Performed on dry cartridge Reflects actual process cartridge service
Pressure Drop Measurement Measures operating saturated cartridge pressure drop Measures dry cartridge pressure drop Provides a more realistic service pressure drop
 
Type
Coalescers
Use
Coalescing, Separation
Ordering Information

Nominal Cartridge Dimensions

 
Part Number Outer Diameter (mm/in.) Length (mm/in.) Surface Area (m2/ft2)
CC3LGA7H133 70/2.75 762/30 0.88/9.5
CC3LGB7H134 70/2.75 762/30 0.88/9.5
 
3 CC3LGA can replace CC3LG7 in existing Pall coalescing housings.
4 Completely compatible with amines and ammonia.
Application
Midstream Mol-sieve Dehydration, Refinery Amine Systems, Refinery Molecular Sieve Drier, LNG Stabilization Column , Midstream Acid Gas, Midstream Gas Pipeline Compressors, Midstream Glycol Filtration, Midstream Merc Rem Unit (MRU), LNG Acid Gas, LNG Other, Midstream Black Powder
Segment
Chemicals
Petrochemicals
Polymer