The development and testing of a new flow equation

Junyang Zhou, Michael A. Adewumi

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A new analytical equation is derived based on the continuity and momentum equations for gas flow in pipelines, without neglecting any terms in the momentum equation. The equation provides a functional relationship among inlet gas density, outlet gas density, gas mass flux, length, I. D., inclination, wall friction factor, and the isothermal sound speed in pipeline. It can handle any pipeline configuration, including horizontal, vertical and inclined pipelines. The new flow equation is presented, which is used for different cases of practical interest. Bottomhole pressure (BHP) calculations in flowing vertical gas wells and inclined long-distance gas pipeline design calculations are carried out to test the efficacy of this new flow equation. Excellent agreement between the predicted results and measured field data is obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1995
EventPipeline Simulation Interest Group Annual Meeting, PSIG 1995 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: Oct 18 1995Oct 20 1995


OtherPipeline Simulation Interest Group Annual Meeting, PSIG 1995
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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