Cristin-resultat-ID: 1741539
Sist endret: 2. januar 2020, 13:46
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2019
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

Modelling of the wall film in high-rate low liquid loading flows

  • Jørn Kjølaas og
  • Henning Holm


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Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Publiseringsår: 2019
Sider: 441 - 460
  • 9781855981720
Open Access


Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Anvendt geologi og petroleumsfag
- Fagområde: Realfag og teknologi

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Modelling of the wall film in high-rate low liquid loading flows


In this paper we present a detailed analysis of large scale experimental data from the SINTEF Multiphase Laboratory on high-rate low liquid loading flows. The experimental work [1] was funded by Equinor as part of the Tanzania gas field development project [2] [3] [4], and SINTEF was granted access to use the data for improving the accuracy of the pressure drop predictions in LedaFlow. The experimental results showed that a key element for predicting high-rate low liquid loading flows accurately is to account for the droplets that deposit on the walls in the gas zone, creating a wall film. This wall film can have a profound effect on the hydraulic roughness experienced by the gas, and subsequently the frictional pressure drop. Furthermore, the data showed that this effect was particularly important for high liquid viscosities and in three-phase flows, and simulations showed that LedaFlow had a clear tendency to under-predict the pressure drop in such scenarios. To improve this situation, we used the data to derive a model for predicting this complex phenomenon. This paper summarizes the main parts of the data analysis and the development of the wall film model. We show that by introducing this new model into LedaFlow, we were able to significantly improve the agreement with the measurements.


Jørn Kjølaas

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Prosessteknologi ved SINTEF AS

Henning Holm

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Equinor
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