In general, without knowing the individual properties and component flows of the emulsion and produced gas stream, the gaseous flow will be the dominating phase for the design and considerations for mixed phase flow such as entrained droplet at relatively high velocity should be taken into account. System reliability is often achieved in separation of the gas and liquid upstream rather than downstream; depending on the relative flow rates of the phases separation may be achieved via a flash system or if the liquid flow is small, liquid separators or traps.