0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Entropy Production of Hydrate Transport in Subsea Multiphase Pipeline Flows

[+] Author Affiliations
Adedoyin Odukoya, Greg F. Naterer

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Paper No. OMAE2015-42272, pp. V05BT04A008; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2015-42272
From:
  • ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 5B: Pipeline and Riser Technology
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, May 31–June 5, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5652-9
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME

abstract

A numerical model is developed to examine the flow conditions of multiphase heat transfer and entropy production during hydrate formation in subsea pipelines. The temperature and pressure gradients of the oil and gas flow in subsea pipelines lead to entropy generation. This paper examines the impacts and effects of thermodynamic irreversibilities on the nucleation and growth processes of hydrate crystals in the pipeline flows. The effects of heat transfer ratio, internal diameter of the pipe, molar gas density, and environment temperature on entropy production in subsea pipelines are predicted and discussed in this paper. The numerical model accounts for the temperature distribution along the axial length of the pipe, reaction kinetics, and mass transfer between the solid and fluid layer. The kinetic energy of the hydrate particles during the coagulation process is analyzed in the numerical model. The results indicate that entropy production is highest at the beginning of the nucleation process. Pipelines with smaller internal radii have a lower rate of hydrate formation in subsea pipelines. The results from the numerical model are verified by comparison with experimental results for structure type II natural gas hydrates.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In