Model improves measurement and control; Helps locate liquids

Eric Kelner, Luis Ayala H., Augusto Garcia-Hernandez

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Abstract

Increasing demand for natural gas and the changing composition of supplies has created variations in the properties of natural gas in the pipeline grid. When the current strong demand trend and variation in natural gas quality continue, operators will need more accurate, real-time monitoring of gas properties. Pipeline modeling, in combination with online monitoring, can provide additional insight to the possible locations of liquid accumulation, and allow engineers to simulate the propagation of liquids introduced into the system via plant upsets and infusions of gas/liquid products. A discussion covers a unified two-fluid model for multiphase natural gas and condensate flow in pipelines; and accounting for heat transfer to and from the flowing fluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages38-42
Number of pages5
Volume234
No7
Specialist publicationPipeline and Gas Journal
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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