ME location inside a KOD
Figs 7-12 show ME location guidelines which are very important for the success of KODs. Overlooking these leads to failed compressors: in case ME is too close to the gas inlet, gas entrained liquids escape the ME, enter the compressor and damage it. Localized high velocities with liquid re-entrainment in ME portions and too low velocities at others impair the liquid capture efficiency. On the other hand, ME too close to KOD outlet results in inadequate space for the velocity profile to even out. One possible solution is ME downstream velocity profile evening out the device.