Low-liquid loading multiphase flow in natural gas pipelines

Luis Ayala H., Michael A. Adewumi

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Pressure and temperature variations of natural gas flows in a pipeline may cause partial gas condensation. Fluid phase behavior and prevailing conditions often make liquid appearance inevitable, which subjects the pipe flow to a higher pressure loss. This study focuses on the hydrodynamic behavior of the common scenarios that may occur in natural gas pipelines. For this purpose, a two-fluid model is used. The expected flow patterns as well as their transitions are modeled with emphasis on the low-liquid loading character of such systems. In addition, the work re-examines previous implementations of two-flow model for gas-condensate flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-293
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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