Geothermal Steam Water Separator Sizing for Optimizing Power Plant Cost

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dc.contributor.author Santoso, YA en
dc.contributor.author Zarrouk, Sadiq en
dc.coverage.spatial Rotorua, New Zealand en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-03T00:24:02Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-11-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38406 en
dc.description.abstract One of the steps in flash geothermal power plant design is determining a suitable separator size based on the chosen separator type. There are two main types of separators: horizontal and vertical separators. The challenge is how to decide the proper type and the optimum size. The choice of the separator type normally depends on the developer preference and experience. However, this choice will affect the investment cost of the separator in each project. The smaller size of separator requires less material therefore lower the cost. It simplifies fabrication as well as easy delivery and site installation. The main parameters for designing the separator are geothermal fluid enthalpy, mass flow rate and operating pressure. Five different reported models were used to calculate, the vessel diameter, separator length, vessel surface area and vessel volume. The modeling did not consider the pressure drop within the separator or separator efficiency. Several simulations were conducted to understand how the input parameters affect the separator sizing. Actual field data were used to validate the result. en
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings 39th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop 22 - 24 November 2017 en
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dc.title Geothermal Steam Water Separator Sizing for Optimizing Power Plant Cost en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.finish-date 2017-11-24 en
pubs.start-date 2017-11-22 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 716622 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Engineering Science en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-11-21 en


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