# How to Calculate and Solve for Separator Gas Gravity in a Fluid | The Calculator Encyclopedia

The image above represents separator gas gravity.

To compute for the separator gas gravity, four essential parameters are needed and these parameters are API Gravity (°API), Actual Separator Temperature (°Rankine) (Tsep), Actual Separator Pressure (Psep) and Gas Gravity at Actual Separator Psep and Tsepg).

The formula for calculating the separator gas gravity:

γgs = γg[1 + 5.912(10-5)(°API)(Tsep – 460)log(Psep / 114.7)]

Where:

γgs = Separator Gas Gravity
°API = API Gravity
Tsep = Actual Separator Temperature (°Rankine)
Psep = Actual Separator Pressure
γg = Gas Gravity at Actual Separator Psep and Tsep

Let’s solve an example;
Find the separator gas gravity with an API Gravity of 21, actual separator temperature of 18, actual separator pressure of 14 and gas gravity at actual separator of 32.

This implies that;

°API = API Gravity = 21
Tsep = Actual Separator Temperature (°Rankine) = 18
Psep = Actual Separator Pressure = 14
γg = Gas Gravity at Actual Separator Psep and Tsep = 32

γgs = γg[1 + 5.912(10-5)(°API)(Tsep – 460)log(Psep / 114.7)]
γgs = 32[1 + 5.912(10-5)(21)(18 – 460)log(14 / 114.7)]
γgs = 32 [1 + 5.912(10-5)(21)(18 – 460) log(0.1220)]
γgs = 32 [1 + 5.912(10-5)(21)(-442) log(0.1220)]
γgs = 32 [1 + 5.912(10-5)(21) (-442) (-0.9134)]
γgs = 32 [1 + 0.501]
γgs = 32 [1.501]
γgs = 48.039

Therefore, the separator gas gravity is 48.039.

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the Calculator Map, then click on Petroleum under Engineering

Now, Click on Fluid Properties under Petroleum

Now, Click on Separator Gas Gravity under Fluid Properties

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the separator gas gravity according to the respective parameters which are the API Gravity (°API), Actual Separator Temperature (°Rankine) (Tsep), Actual Separator Pressure (Psep) and Gas Gravity at Actual Separator Psep and Tsepg).

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the API Gravity (°API) is 21, Actual Separator Temperature (°Rankine) (Tsep) is 18, Actual Separator Pressure (Psep) is 14 and Gas Gravity at Actual Separator Psep and Tsepg) is 32.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above, Nickzom Calculator– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the separator gas gravity and presents the formula, workings and steps too.