Modelling of transient gas-liquid flow and pigging in pipes

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dc.contributor.advisor Yeung, Hoi Lima, P. C. R. 2010-01-23T10:58:56Z 2010-01-23T10:58:56Z 1999-08
dc.description.abstract More and more transient gas-liquid operations in pipes are being successfully applied in the oil and gas industry. Pigging in two-phase pipelines, to remove liquid accumulation or for cleaning purposes, is an important transient operation. Another important operation is the injection of (-)-as to transport the accumulated liquid in the pipeline to process facilities. Analysis of such transient two-phase flow in a pipeline is necessary not only for designing the liquid and (Yas handling facilities, but also for safe operating procedure. In pipeline-fiser system such operations cause even more severe changes in flow conditions. A two-fluid model has been developed to determine the transient behaviour of fluids during these operations.T he derived one-dimensionasl et of equationsf or each flow pattern describet he flow of fluids in all regions. Semi-implicit finite difference schemes were used to solve the initial and boundary value problem for each phase of the process- gas/pig injection, gas shut-in, slug production and gas flow out of the system. An extensive experimental program has been carried out to acquire two-phase transient flow and pigging data on a 67 m long, 0.0525 m diameter, 9.9 m high pipeline-riser system. A computer based data acquisition system has been utilised to obtain rapidly changing and detailed information of the flow behaviour during the transient tests. The model results compare well with the experimental data for characteristics such as inlet pressure, hold-up and pig velocity. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.title Modelling of transient gas-liquid flow and pigging in pipes en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_UK

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