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Prediction of Slug Length Distribution Along a Hilly Terrain Pipeline Using Slug Tracking Model

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Eissa M. Al-safran

TUFFP, Kuwait University

Yehuda Taitel

University of Tulsa

James P. Brill

TUFFP, The University of Tulsa

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(1), 54-62 (May 04, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1649971 History: Received July 01, 2002; Revised August 01, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Schematic of test section
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Schematic of slug flow and coordinate system
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Slug behavior at top elbow and coordinate system
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Slug behavior at top elbow
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Slug behavior at bottom elbow
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Simplified solution procedure
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Predicted slug length distribution (case 1)
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Predicted slug length distribution (case 2)
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Measure slug length distribution (case 1)
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Measured slug length distribution (case 2)

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