An approach to the prediction of wax and asphaltene deposition in a pipeline based on Couette device experimental data

D. Eskin, J. Ratulowski, K. Akbarzadeh, T. Lindvig

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Abstract

An analysis of similarities of turbulent flows in a pipeline and a Couette device is performed. The transport processes in both cases are determined mainly by the boundary layer structure. A wax deposition model requires a single parameter to be determined from the Couette flow experiments. The asphaltene deposition modeling is more complicated and presented by the model framework only. The effect of the centrifugal force on asphaltene particle transport in a Couette device is investigated numerically. An approach to modeling wax deposition in a pipe based on Couette device experimental results is illustrated by a numerical example. The approaches developed can be straightforwardly applied for the transport pipeline design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Methods in Multiphase Flow V
Pages85-97
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Computational and Experimental Methods in Multiphase and Complex Flow, Multiphase Flow 2009 - New Forest, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jun 200917 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences
Volume63
ISSN (Print)1743-3533

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Computational and Experimental Methods in Multiphase and Complex Flow, Multiphase Flow 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNew Forest
Period15/06/0917/06/09

Keywords

  • Asphaltene
  • Couette device
  • Deposition
  • Pipe
  • Precipitation
  • Scaling
  • Turbulent transport
  • Wax

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