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CFD Modelling of Supersonic Wet Gas Separator

Hamdan, Muhamad Faris (2013) CFD Modelling of Supersonic Wet Gas Separator. Universiti Teknologi Petronas, IRC. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The petroleum industry has shown interest in utilizing the compact separator technology in deep water application. A new supersonic swirling wet gas separator was developed as an alternative to the conventional vessel-type separator. This paper presents Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling and simulations of natural gases across the separator nozzle in order to determine the flow velocity and the type of flow regime develop. A three-dimensional CFD model of the supersonic separator was developed in order to obtain the flow velocity across the nozzle where supersonic flow is expected to occur. Fluid dynamic parameters are successfully simulated with standard k- ε turbulent model combined with Redlich-Kwong equation of state. Inlet pressure parameter was varied based on the standard operating pressure of high pressure gas separator in order to determine the maximum achievable flow velocity. Result shows that the flow across the supersonic nozzle was subsonic with maximum velocity of 0.42 Mach at 8 Mpa inlet pressure. Several recommendations are proposed for future design optimization.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Materials - Engineering materials - Metals alloys - Fabrication
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 16:08
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:38
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/13772

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