Regime analysis

The FlowPatternAnalyzer is designed to give a fast overview over flow conditions during concept and feasability stages. This videos shows an early two-phase version of it. The more complex 3-phase version plots 2 flow regime diagrams simultaneously; both for gas-liquid and liquid-liquid flow regimes.

Checking results

There are many manual verification tests one can do to check simulation results. Tests for single-phase liquid and gas flows are outlined in Pipe Flow 1, some published for the first time. Pipe Flow 2 explains how some of them and various other methods also may be used on multi-phase flow. The most basic transient single-phase problem, water hammer, is explained in this demonstration.

The Zeepipe report

You can use FlowlinePro both for single- and multiphase simulations. Here it has been used to investigate how one of the world's longest subsea export gas pipelines behaves under various conditions. Download the report created in the above Zeepipe-video here.

Stay updated

The books build on fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, numerical methods, computer sciences, and automation. The main emphasis is on transient single- and multi-phase pipe flow simulations, but steady-state methods are also discussed.

Erosion

If the fluid contains particles, erosion can often become a problem. The ErosionAnalyzer makes it easy to comply with the best recommendations available, namely DNV-GL's.

Three-phase flow

The 121 km long Ormen Lange flowlines contain gas, oil and water. Tee video shows how the line can be simulated with FlowlinePro. Download the reports created in the above Ormen Lange-video here (moderate flow) and here (very low flow).

Considering a career in Flow Assurance?

The multiphase flow technology developed for the oil and gas industry has helped save billions of dollars, often by replacing oil platforms with subsea flowlines. Do you want to take part in developing this technology further, or to apply it to various non-O&G systems? Get an impression of the profession by browsing through the books, or by searching the net for something like ‘Flow Assurance’, ‘multiphase flow’, ‘pipe flow’, ‘fluid transients’, ‘pipe networks’,…

This video focuses on some of the interesting challenges you’ll encounter:

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