Low-liquid loading multiphase flow in natural gas pipelines

Luis Ayala H., Michael A. Adewumi

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Abstract

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
Volume125
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

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Natural gas pipelines
Multiphase flow
multiphase flow
gas pipeline
natural gas
pipe flow
Gas condensates
liquid
Fluids
fluid
gas condensate
Pipe flow
Liquids
Phase behavior
gas flow
flow pattern
Flow patterns
Flow of gases
condensation
Condensation

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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In: Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 125, No. 4, 01.12.2003, p. 284-293.

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