Analysis and Review of Fluid-Particle-Size Predictive Models for Pipe Flow
- C. Vasquez (University of Tulsa) | E. Pereyra (University of Tulsa) | K. Sambath (Chevron)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- SPE Production & Operations
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- November 2019
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- Journal Paper
- 781 - 798
- 2019.Society of Petroleum Engineers
- droplet and bubble size prediction, maximum particle size, minimum particle size, fluid particle size prediction, Sauter mean diameter
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In this study we present a review of fluid-particle-size prediction models and a comprehensive database acquired from the open literature. The study is restricted to bubbles and droplets that are also called fluid particles. The data have been classified by flow regimes— namely, bubble, annular, liquid/liquid, and liquid/liquid through a restriction. Only studies in which the particle-size distribution is presented were considered. These distributions were used to calculate the experimental maximum, minimum, and Sauter mean diameters. A lack of experimental data for high-pressure and low-surface-tension systems has been identified. We use the database to evaluate the reviewed models and present the results. On the basis of the comparisons, we recommend models for particle-size predictions for the considered flow regimes.
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