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Gunbarrels are an economical low maintenance oil separator. Production enters into the flume. Through retention, the oil and water separate and the oil is drawn off the top and the water is drained off the bottom.
Belco offers several types:
Retention example: Customer is processing 1000 bbls per day. As a general rule, a 6 hour retention time is used. So, for a 24 hour period, customer will divide daily throughput by 4. For this example, 1000 bbl divided by 4 would require a 250 bbl gun barrel.****Note: Retention time can change depending on the consistency of crude.