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gas separator

1. n. []

A device used to separate entrained gas from production liquids. Surface processing facilities generally use gas separators to render the liquids safe for further processing or disposal. Gas-separation equipment is also used in downhole applications, such as the protection of pumping equipment against gas lock by separating and redirecting free gas at the pump suction or inlet.

See: entrained gasfree gasgas lock