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    foam in oil gas separators

    foam in crude oil foam is a small bubbles of gas surrounded with a thin film of oil, this phenomena reduces the separation efficiency, foam exists in the gas oil interface when separator pressure decreases, or because of the surface tension, viscosity, and some impurities, because of that, small droplets are generated, these droplets are covered with oil, this happens when gas is liberated. in general; the quick motion inside the separator will cause foaming, this foam will cover the fluid surface and prevent gas from escaping, foam also reduces gas space inside the separator, and can pass the demister and escape to the gas outlet in the form of…