Slug Catchers

Under certain pipeline operating conditions, gas and liquid are not evenly distributed throughout the pipeline but travel as large plugs with mostly liquids or mostly gases, these large plugs are called slugs.

A slug catcher, located between the outlet of the pipeline and the processing equipment, is a vessel with enough buffer volume to store the largest slugs expected from the pipeline system. The liquid and gas product can then be moved to the processing facility at a controlled rate.

Absolute designs and manufactures slug catchers customized to the size, operating conditions and flow rates expected per Customer defined requirements.

Standard Features Include:
  • Absolute manufactures harp, finger or conventional slug catchers.
  • Pressure vessels are compliant with ASME VIII, Div. 1; National Board registered
  • NACE MR 0175 compliance is available
  • Heavy duty structural skid base or stand-alone vessel is available