Definition - What does Metering Separator mean?
A Metering Separator is a vessel that has a volume meter and a complete separator installed in it. It has two-phase and three-phase units, each with different separating capabilities. With the two-phase unit, oil and gas can be separated and the oil can be metered. Similarly, the three-phase unit can separate the oil, gas and water, and meter the liquids, i.e., water and oil.
Petropedia explains Metering Separator
A Metering Separator device is a type of oil and gas separator that is used to conduct dual functions of separating the oil and gas and metering the separated liquids. In petroleum engineering, an oil and gas separator is a device that is used to separate the liquid and gaseous components from a well stream.
A Metering Separator is important in the oil processing phase as it helps in separating the oil from gas. The device is not only capable of removing the water, oil and gas from a well stream, but also helps in measuring them through the volume meter that is installed in the vessel. Thus, the Metering Separator refines the well stream and the volume meter helps in metering the liquids.