In order to observe the 90° elbows performance as phase separators in an air-water two-phase flow, experimental results for the phase split which occurs at a 90° branched elbow are presented. The branched elbow geometry was varied in order to have three (branch diameter / elbow diameter) ratios and three branch inclination angles. Also the pressure was monitored at different points of the elbow with ramification in order to examine the pressure drop effect. The flow pattern upstream was mainly slug flow. First, the analysis of the main independent variables effect, (superficial velocities, branch inclination angle, ratio of diameters and pressure gradients) was carried out, then a correlation for the phase split was developed and, finally a comparison was made with data of phase separation in T junctions obtained by Azzopardi [1] and Soliman [2], as a result, a better behavior as phase separator was found for the elbow.

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