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Experimental Investigation on Hydrodynamics of Two-phase Crude Oil Flow in Horizontal Pipe with novel surfactant

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Manoj Kumar Gudala

Department of Petroleum Engineering, IIT(ISM), Dhanbad, India
manojkumar6027@live.com

Shirsendu Banerjee

Department of Petroleum Engineering, K L University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
shirsendubanerjee50@gmail.com

Ravindra Kumar

Department of Petroleum Engineering, IIT(ISM), Dhanbad, India
ravindra01d.kumar@gmail.com

Rama Mohan Rao T

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India
trmrao@yahoo.com

Ajay Mandal

Department of Petroleum Engineering, IIT(ISM), Dhanbad, India
mandal_ajay@hotmail.com

Tarun Kumar Naiya

Department of Petroleum Engineering, IIT(ISM), Dhanbad, India
trn2711@yahoo.com

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4039130 History: Received April 26, 2017; Revised January 20, 2018

Abstract

The hydrodynamic entrance length, pressure drop analysis, viscosity and fully developed velocity profile in horizontal pipe for crude oil with and without water and surfactant was studied in a 2" ID horizontal pipe of length 2.5 m experimentally. Hydrodynamic entry length and fluid characteristics have been examined by varying temperature, water fraction and flow rates. Temperature was varied 25°C - 40°C, flow rates 40 - 60 LPM and water 0% - 15% v/v and Madhuca longifolia from 500 - 2000 ppm. Triton X-100 was mixed with water to increase the emulsion capability during crude oil-water flows. The results showed significant influence of water, flow rate and temperature on the hydrodynamic entry region length, pressure drop, viscosity and velocity profiles along with natural surfactant. Pressure drop was reduced by 93.75 %, 94.18%, and 93.02% with 15%water and 2000 ppm surfactant at 40ºC for 40 LPM, 50 LPM and 60 LPM respectively. Viscosity of the crude oil during flowing is greatly influenced by water and addition of surfactant. After addition of 2000 ppm surfactant and 15% water at 40ºC, Viscosity reduced by about 94%. Hydrodynamic entry region length increased from 0.0354 to 0.2014 m, 0.0368 to 0.2336 m and 0.0384 to 0.2641m during transportation of crude oil after addition of 2000 ppm surfactant and 15% water at 40°C for 40 LPM, 50 LPM and 60 LPM flow respectively.

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