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Flow Pattern Transitions in Horizontal Pipelines Carrying Oil-Water Mixtures: Full-Scale Experiments

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Yuri V. Fairuzov, Pedro Arenas-Medina

Institute of Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City 04510, Mexico

Jorge Verdejo-Fierro, Ruben Gonzalez-Islas

Division of Production Systems, PEMEX, Exploration & Production, Villahermosa, Tabasco 86030, Mexico

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(4), 169-176 (Aug 14, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1318204 History: Received November 05, 1999; Revised August 14, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Measured water volume fraction profile (series 1)—(a) Um=0.24 m/s,λw=1.5 percent; (b) Um=0.43 m/s,λw=1.9 percent; (c) Um=1.11 m/s,λw=1.9 percent
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Measured water volume fraction profile (series 2)—(a) Um=0.91 m/s,λw=3.0 percent; (b) Um=1.13 m/s,λw=3.0 percent; (c) Um=1.89 m/s,λw=3.0 percent
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Measured water volume fraction profile (series 3)—(a) Um=0.61 m/s,λw=7.15 percent; (b) Um=1.68 m/s,λw=8.2 percent; (c) Um=1.91 m/s,λw=7.16 percent
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Measured water volume fraction profile (series 4)—(a) Um=1.07 m/s,λw=19.3 percent; (b) Um=1.26 m/s,λw=17.7 percent; (c) Um=1.52 m/s,λw=20.4 percent
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Comparison of experimental data with theoretical transition boundaries
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Comparison of experimental data with theoretical transition boundaries
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Flow pattern classification 3
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Rack and MPSP installed in the pipeline
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Multi-point sampling probe
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Schematic diagram of test section
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Schematic of a connecting line
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Schematic of multi-point sampling probe

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