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Computing Transmix in Complex Batch Transfers via the Mixing-Volume-Equivalent-Pipe Concept

[+] Author Affiliations
Simone Rodrigues de Melo, Felipe Bastos Freitas Rachid

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Paper No. IPC2010-31607, pp. 605-610; 6 pages
  • 2010 8th International Pipeline Conference
  • 2010 8th International Pipeline Conference, Volume 3
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 27–October 1, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: International Petroleum Technology Institute and the Pipeline Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4422-9 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3885-3
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


This paper presents a new concept — the mixing-volume-equivalent-pipe concept (MVEPC) — which is used to compute transmix volumes in complex batch transfers in an easy, quickly and very simple way. By taking advantage of the MVEPC, the mixing volume of a transfer carried out in a complex pipeline, with varying diameters and flow rates, can be calculated as if it had a unique diameter and a constant flow rate. To illustrate the applicability of the proposed methodology, a numerical example is presented for a transfer of typical products. The transmix volumes predicted by the MVEPC are compared with those obtained by solving the nonlinear initial-value problem for the dispersion of matter parabolic equation. The excellent agreement observed between these two methods, with relative error up to a maximum of 2.65%, enables the use of the MVEPC as a promising tool for estimating transmix volumes in real world batch transfer operations.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Pipes



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