New Technique Determines Appropriate Location of Line Heaters in Gas Transmission Pipelines

In most onshore gas transmission systems, hydrate formation is controlled using a line heater to maintain the flowing mixture temperature above the hydrate formation temperature. The aim of this study is to describe a new correlation for predicting hydrate-forming conditions, produce a simple and easy-to-use method for computing the gas temperature profile, and thus provide an estimation for the appropriate location of the line heaters. With the use of an example, it is shown that the proposed technique can be used for the design of the heating system of a gas transmission pipeline.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: Pipeline Engineering and Construction: What's on the Horizon? Proceedings of the Pipelines 2004 International Conference, August 1-4, 2004, San Diego, California

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  • Accession Number: 01003242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407452
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2005 3:59PM