Effect of drag reducing polymer on pressure gradients of dispersed oil-water flow in horizontal and inclined pipes

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Abstract

This experimental investigation was conducted in horizontal and inclined acrylic pipe of 30.6-mm ID. The pressure gradients were determined in the dispersed flow regions with flow conditions of 0.8 - 1.6 m/s mixture velocities and 0.05 - 0.9 input oil volume fractions. The investigation showed that the addition of the 40 ppm drag-reducing polymer substantially decreased the frictional pressure gradients with drag reductions at the upward inclinations higher than those at downward inclination. The upward inclinations also increased the drag reductions at water-continuous dispersed flow regions while the reverse was the case at downward inclination in the same flow regions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBHR Group - 17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology 2015
PublisherBHR Group Limited
Pages159-168
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781510811447
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology 2015 - Cannes, France
Duration: Jun 10 2015Jun 12 2015

Other

Other17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology 2015
CountryFrance
CityCannes
Period6/10/156/12/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Abubakar, A., Al-Wahaibi, T., Al-Hashmi, A. R., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Al-Ajmi, A., & Eshrati, M. (2015). Effect of drag reducing polymer on pressure gradients of dispersed oil-water flow in horizontal and inclined pipes. In BHR Group - 17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology 2015 (pp. 159-168). BHR Group Limited.