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Author Dholabhai, P. D. ♦ Kalogerakis, N. ♦ Bishnoi, P. R.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PETROLEUM ♦ NATURAL GAS ♦ GAS HYDRATES ♦ DEPOSITION ♦ PIPELINES ♦ FLUID FLOW ♦ OFFSHORE OPERATIONS ♦ RESEARCH PROGRAMS ♦ SLURRIES ♦ DISPERSIONS ♦ ENERGY SOURCES ♦ FLUIDS ♦ FOSSIL FUELS ♦ FUEL GAS ♦ FUELS ♦ GAS FUELS ♦ GASES ♦ HYDRATES ♦ MIXTURES ♦ SUSPENSIONS ♦ Petroleum- Transport, Handling, & Storage ♦ Natural Gas- Transport, Handling, & Storage
Abstract A recirculation flow loop was designed, constructed, and operated to simulate the flow of light condensate oils in subsea pipelines at hydrate-forming conditions. The primary objective was to evaluate the formation and settling behavior of hydrates around orifice plates, valves, and fittings, as well as in straight sections of a pipe. Pressure drop across any section of the loop and the flow through the section were used to compute a hydrate deposition factor, F[sub H], defined to provide a measure of the hydrate accumulation in that section. The amount of hydrates formed at any instant was calculated from the drop in the total system pressure from its initial value. A horizontal see-through section enabled visual observation.
ISSN 1064668X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-08-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal SPE Production and Facilities
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 3


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