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Publication numberUS1127722 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 9, 1915
Filing dateAug 12, 1914
Priority dateAug 12, 1914
Publication numberUS 1127722 A, US 1127722A, US-A-1127722, US1127722 A, US1127722A
InventorsReuben E Beckley
Original AssigneeReuben E Beckley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Oil and gas separator.
US 1127722 A
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Patented Feb. 9, 1915.


. ED STA e11. Ann GAS sEPARA'ron.

Application fiieaV August 12, 1e14. serial Np. 858,470.

T0 all 'whom 'it may concem i Be it known that LREUBEN a citizen of the United States, Coalinga, in the county of Fresno, State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Oil and Gas Separators; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as'will enable others skilled in the art to which itV appertains to make a'nd use the same.

This invention relates to improvements in separators, and particularly, to devices of this character for separatingV oil from gas as it is drawn from the well.

The principal object of the invention is to E. BECKLEY,

provide a valve which will be operated solely by Vthe weight of the oil.

Anoth'r object is to provide a deviceof this character which'is simple in construction, effective in operation and which can be installed at a comparatively low cost.:

Other objects and advantages willfbe apparent from the following description, when taken in connection with the accompanying dr'awings.`

In the drawing's: Figure 1 is of my separating device. VFig. 2 is longitudinal sectional view. Fig. plan view. i i

The crude oil which issues from Van` oil well contains Va large amount of natural gas, which is valuable for lighting, heating and motive powerifpurposes, Heretofore devices an elevation a vertlcal 3 is .a top have been'used which included a receptaclef into which the oil is adischarged, z the oil beingthe heavier part falling to the bottom while the gas'escaped ,tothe upper part of r the` receptacle from which it flowed through suitable conduits. A counterbalanced valve Wassdisposed in the bottom offthe receptacle and when theoil reached a level sufiicient to overbalance the valve, the valve opened and:

the oil flowed therefrom until such time as the counterweight of'the valve closed it. i In such a device, a large amount of 1 gas remained in the oil which ilowed from the It is the. particular object of the the dificulty and to permit the oil to actuate the Valve Without interference by the pressure of gas.

To accomplish this result, I provide: a suitable closed receptacle `10 which has 'an inclined bottom 11 provided with a valve 12 closing a port 13 in the center Vof the bottom. This valve is disposed Voutside of `the respecification of vLetters Patent.

residing at Vtop ofthe receptacle.

through vided with .Patentea Feb. 9, 1915.

ceptaele and is pivotally connected to one end of a lever 14, pivotally supported on one of the supporting'legs 15 of the. re-

fore the valve can open. Vl/ithin` the re-.- ceptacle and Just above the port 13 is a guide 17 and securedto the upper side of the valve 1s a rod 18 slidably disposed in the guide and extending verticallyV through the 'receptacle and'through an opening 19 in the Secured to the upper end ofthis rod and clamped between the plates 20 is a fiexible diaphragm 21 the pe-V riphery ofwhieh is secured to the margmal wall of the opening 19 by a suitable packing. 22. The portion of the rod which Vpasses the plates 20 is threaded and pro' the adjusting nuts 23 above and below the plates so that the rod can be raised and loweredl'to adjust the position of the diaphragm with respect to the valve. In the upper portion of the receptacle are ar-v ranged a pluralityof horizontal baffie plates 24 and extending from the topof the receptacle is a gas conduit 25. Leading to the side of the upper portion of the receptacle is a conduit 26 which is adapted to convey oil from the well to the receptacle. i

As the oillflows into the receptacle from the pipe or conduit 26, .it falls to the bottom and'the level gradually rises as the oil conv tinues to pour theremto. oil will escapeV and rise above thev oil, flow ing out through the conduit 25. Thepres sure of thefgas being the same in all directions will exert' equal pressure againstthe diaphragm and the oil'which presses against the valve at the bot-tom thus having no effect on the opening of the valve 'and any gas pressure can be carried withoutadjustment of any part. The gas in the meantime is` issuingthrough the conduit 25. When the oil reache's a predetermined level, the weight 16 will becoverbalanced, the valvev is ope'ned and theA oil permtted to fiowfrom .therepceptacle. This oil is received in suitable vessels (not shown).

c While I have shown a diaphragmat the upper vend of the rod, I wish it understood that other similarly Operating Vdevices may be substituted therefor, as for instance', a

piston and cylinder.

The gas in the That is claimedis: d gas from the upper part of the receptacle An oil and gas Separator comprising a re-f and baflles arranged in the upper porton of ceptacle, a oounterbalanced valve in the the receptacle. lower part of the receptacle, the top of the In testimony whereof I afix my signature, 5 receltacle being foir'med withl an opening, a in the presence of two witnesses. Vdia n'agm secure acrossv tle o ening, a 'Yercal rod connected to the vale and to REUBN BECIXLEY' the diaphragrn and extending Vertically Vtnesses: through the Vreceptacle, means for conveying C. C. VAN VALKENBURGH, Jr., 10 ol to the reoeptacle, means for oonv'eyinga HELEN KILBY.

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U.S. Classification96/157, 96/220, 96/408
Cooperative ClassificationB01D19/0063