Testing and Modeling of Oilfield Valves in Extreme Temperature Situations

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W. L. Guice

Guice Engineering Sciences Inc., Lindale, TX 75771

L. G. Hoang

Cooper Oil Tool Division, Houston, TX 77251

J. Energy Resour. Technol 114(2), 158-162 (Jun 01, 1992) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2905936 History: Received February 04, 1991; Revised January 30, 1992; Online April 16, 2008


Valves for use in oilfield applications have been tested in free convective water environments with hot internal flows. Two-dimensional finite element modeling was shown to give accurate reproduction of the test results. A dimensionless temperature differential ratio was shown to give accurate prediction of the internal temperature of any point within the valve. This dimensionless ratio permits results of testing in a single thermal environment to be extended to a wide range of possible temperature conditions.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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