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Pressure Loss/Gain Boundary of Gas-Liquid Downward Flow in Inclined and Vertical Pipes

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X. Tom Chen

Texaco Upstream Technology, 18619 1/2 Woodland Hills, Humble, TX 77338

Hong-Quan Zhang, Clifford L. Redus, James P. Brill

Department of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(2), 83-87 (Mar 03, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483165 History: Received October 24, 1998; Revised March 03, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Two-fluid models—(a) equilibrium stratified flow in inclined pipe; (b) equilibrium annular flow in vertical pipe
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Comparison of model prediction with Beggs’ experimental results (air-water system at 6.12 bar and 26.7°C, D=38.1 mm, smooth pipe, α=15 deg)
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Comparison of model prediction with Beggs’ experimental results (air-water system at 5.83 bar and 16.1°C, D=25.4 mm, smooth pipe, α=75 deg)
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Effect of inclination angle on pressure loss/gain boundary (gas-oil system at 67 bar and 38°C, D=76.2-mm i.d. smooth pipe)
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Effect of pipe diameter on pressure loss/gain boundary (gas-oil system at 67 bar and 38°C, smooth pipe, α=45 deg)
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Effect of roughness on pressure loss/gain boundary (gas-oil system at 67 bar and 38°C, D=76.2 mm, α=45 deg)
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Pressure loss/gain boundaries for different two-phase systems (D=76.2 mm, smooth pipe, α=45 deg)
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Effect of operating pressure on pressure loss/gain boundary (steam-water system, D=76.2 mm, smooth pipe, α=90 deg)

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