Experimental and computational analysis of pressure response in a multiphase flow loop

Munzarin Morshed, Al Amin, Azizur Rahaman, Syed Imtiaz

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Abstract

The characteristics of multiphase fluid flow in pipes are useful to understand fluid mechanics encountered in the oil and gas industries. In the present day oil and gas exploration is successively inducing subsea operation in the deep sea and arctic condition. During the transport of petroleum products, understanding the fluid dynamics inside the pipe network is important for flow assurance. In this case the information regarding static and dynamic pressure response, pressure loss, optimum flow rate, pipe diameter etc. are the important parameter for flow assurance. The principal aim of this research is to represents computational analysis and experimental analysis of multi-phase (L/G) in a pipe network. This computational study considers a two-phase fluid flow through a horizontal flow loop with at different Reynolds number in order to determine the pressure distribution, frictional pressure loss profiles by volume of fluid (VOF) method. However, numerical simulations are validated with the experimental data. The experiment is conducted in 76.20 mm ID transparent circular pipe using water and air in the flow loop. Static pressure transducers are used to measure local pressure response in multiphase pipeline.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Mechanical Engineering: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICME 2015
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1754
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICME 2015 - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Duration: 18 Dec 201520 Dec 2015

Other

Other11th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICME 2015
CountryBangladesh
CityDhaka
Period18/12/1520/12/15

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Morshed, M., Amin, A., Rahaman, A., & Imtiaz, S. (2016). Experimental and computational analysis of pressure response in a multiphase flow loop. In International Conference on Mechanical Engineering: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICME 2015 (Vol. 1754). [040010] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4958370