A THERMODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF FRICTIONAL HEAT IN PIPELINE FLOW

A thermodynamic analysis of frictional heat in pipeline flow was undertaken to show why the frictional heating and cooling of oil and gas take place and to investigate the nature of the inversion temperature for a given fluid. Oil flowing in pipelines rises in temperature owing to frictional heating, but natural gases drop in temperature during flow. The analysis indicated that the different thermal behavior of oil and natural gas is due to their differing entropy changes and therefore different Joule-Thompson coefficients at a given temperature. Equations are derived and thermodynamic data are tabulated.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • KATZ, D L
  • Publication Date: 1972-3-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 87-90
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM