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Online Monitoring System in Wax Formation in the Pipeline

Mohamad Khir, Iylia Syahira (2015) Online Monitoring System in Wax Formation in the Pipeline. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The unwanted solidifying process of crude oil in pipeline is one of the major problems in the oil industry. Waxes, the heaviest saturated paraffin, tend to precipitate during the transportation flow line from the offshore to onshore. Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT), a form of Non-Destructive Test (NDT), is a new technique to gain information on the distribution of the contents in closed pipes. The variations on the dielectric properties of the material inside the pipeline are measurable to determine the condition of pipeline. ECT is the most advance monitoring system which inclusive of imaging data other than the numerical data. ECT is selected over other tomography modalities due to its advantages over others. The advantages of ECT can be briefly summarized, namely, it produce fast imaging speed, it release zero radiation, robust, low in cost, non-intrusive and non-invasive, and it can withstands to high pressure and temperature. These advantages suit with the aim to monitor the formation of wax in crude oil pipeline.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 15:53
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:36
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/15764

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