Understanding condensation and movement of liquid in pipelines

Michael A. Adewumi, William Polashenski

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Liquid formation and transport in gas transmission pipelines affects many facets of operation, including pigging, gas throughput, and compressor fuel requirements. A discussion covers the engineering and economic effects of liquid formation in pipeline operations; key factors that must be considered in optimizing the economic performance of a pipeline system, i.e., compressor loading, pigging operations, and liquid recovery; a practical tool for prediction of liquid formation of gas pipeline systems; a case study based on a field case involving a gas transmission pipeline leading to a processing plant, which was using the gas as both a heating source and a feedstock; and a case study based on the analysis of a gas gathering and transmission pipeline network leading to a gas processing facility for the production of commercial natural gas as well as liquid products such as propane and butane. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AGA 2003 Operations Conference (Orlando, FL 4/27-29/2003).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAGA Operating Section Proceedings
StatePublished - 2004
EventAGA 2004 Operating Section Proceedings - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: May 23 2004May 25 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy


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