Transients in gas-condensate natural gas pipelines

J. Zhou, Michael A. Adewumi

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Liquid condensation in natural gas transmission pipelines commonly occurs due to the thermodynamic and hydrodynamic imperatives. Condensation subjects the gas pipeline to two-phase transport. Neither the point along the pipeline at which the condensate is formed nor the quantity formed is known a priori. Hence, compositional multiphase hydrodynamic modeling, which couples the multiphase hydrodynamic model with the natural gas phase behavior model, is necessary to predict fluid dynamic behavior in gas/condensate pipelines. A transient compositional multiphase hydrodynamic model for transient gas-condensate two-phase flow in pipelines is presented. This model consists of our newly developed well-posed modified Soo ’s partial pressure model in conservative form which serves as the transient multiphase hydrodynamic model, and the phase behavior model for natural gas mixtures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-40
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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