0
RESEARCH PAPERS

Predicting Compositional Two-Phase Flow Behavior in Pipelines

[+] Author and Article Information
H. Furukawa, O. Shoham, J. P. Brill

The University of Tulsa, Petroleum Engineering Department, Tulsa, Okla. 74104

J. Energy Resour. Technol 108(3), 207-210 (Sep 01, 1986) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231266 History: Online October 22, 2009

Abstract

A computational algorithm for predicting pressure and temperature profiles for compositional two-phase flow in pipelines has been developed. The algorithm is based on the coupling of the momentum and energy balance equations and the phase behavior of the flowing fluids. Mass transfer between the gas and the liquid phases is treated rigorously through flash calculations, making the algorithm capable of handling retrograde condensation. Temperatures can be predicted by applying the enthalpy balance equation iteratively. However, it was found that the explicit Coutler and Bardon analytical solution for the temperature profile yields nearly identical results for horizontal and near horizontal flow.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In