Gas Carry-Under (GCU) is one of the two undesirable phenomena that occur in the GLCC©,1 (Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone) separators when it operates even within the Operational Envelope (OPEN). Earlier studies have shown that maintaining a liquid level below the inlet of the GLCC under control configuration affects the GCU in GLCC. It has been identified that the tangential wall jet is the cause of gas entrainment within the GLCC and has been understood to change with liquid level maintained at the inlet. Also, it has been theorized that effective formation of the vortex formed in the lower part of the GLCC, or a stable gas core enhances the separation of gas entrained in the liquid. At present, there is no mechanistic model which captures these complex physical phenomena in the GLCC. This paper presents a newly developed mechanistic model which can predict the GCU for different flow conditions, fluid properties, and various liquid levels. The proposed model captures the various physical phenomena namely: saturated flow at the inlet, tangential wall jet phenomena, gas entrainment and vortex flow that results in separation of gas. The developed model has been compared with the extensive experimental data and is said to be in good agreement.

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