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Pipe Flow Training

This web-based training course on Pipe Flow Training functionality, administration and development, is available online to all individuals, institutions, corporates and enterprises in India (New Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta), US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and South Africa. No matter where you are located, you can enroll for any training with us - because all our training sessions are delivered online by live instructors using interactive, intensive learning methods.

Liquid pipeline hydraulics involves the steady state transport characteristics of various types of fluids in pipelines such as petroleum products or crude oil. This domain of work includes a wide variety of subjects such as fluid mechanics, fluid hydraulics, fluid machinery and more. To successfully structure effective liquid pipelines it is important that the various liquid properties are analyzed such as pressure consideration, friction considerations, viscosity considerations and more. Pipeline constructions can be accounted for both long distance and short distance pipes while taking into account multiple pump stations and hydraulic pressure gradient for long distance pipes. A number of equations and formulae are involved in the subject which directly relate to the practical applicability in real life scenarios. Such equations and formulae relate to the pressure drop considerations, friction energy loss considerations, viscosity flow considerations, flow separation and more. Pipeline hydraulic considerations also involve the derivation of pumping horsepower required for the needed distance. Pipeline hydraulics has a specialized nature of work wherein a large amount of engineering and technology goes into play. The involvement of effective engineering practices and deployment methodologies are to be taken into account.


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In this Pipeline Hydraulics and Flow online training course the fundamentals of flow simulation, hydraulics; friction losses and more will be taken into account. The trainees will be taught to assess friction losses in pipelines and fitting in single phase and multiple phase flows. The understanding of multiphase flow patterns and the various perturbing factors will be provided to the trainees. Finishing this Pipeline Hydraulics and Flow online training, the trainees will be able to grasp the various fundamentals and basics of multiphase flow hydrodynamics in wet gas streams and crude oil streams and also be able to understand operational constraints in single and multi-phase flow lines. Additionally, flow simulation in pipelines through the software program OLGA will be taught for the benefit of the trainees to deal with the pipeline flow assurance issues. There are no pre-requisites for this course and any individual or professional can enroll to gain experience and grow their career.


The basics of fluid mechanics friction losses in single-phase flow

  • Understanding energy of a fluid with reference to the Bernoulli law
  • Understanding real fluid flow and its various parameters such as viscosity and friction coefficient
  • The various types of flow regimes: laminar and turbulent (eddy) flows
  • Understanding the Reynolds number
  • How to calculate friction losses through pipes using Moody chart and AFTP charts (Lefevre)
  • Working with compressible fluids (gas) and the empirical equations involved

Understanding Multi-phase flow in Oil & Gas production

  • The Incentives and stakes involved in multiphase flow
  • Defining multi-phase flow
  • The Main terminologies involved in multi phase flow
  • Understanding the different modeling approaches of multiphase flow
  • The various historical methods to study steady-state two-phase flow
  • How to simulate multi-phase dynamic flow in OLGA
  • What is the Future of multi-phase flow modeling?

Understanding Flow assurance

  • The various flow assurance issues involved
  • Understanding Flow stability and Flow patterns involved
  • The concept of Slugging
  • The Erosion constraints such as Wax and Hydrates
  • Understanding and manipulating Heat transfer
  • Fluid modeling with multiflash
  • Phase envelope
  • Hydrate dissociation curve
  • Emulsion
  • Viscosity

Understanding and working with Well gas streams

  • The fundamentals of natural gas field development
  • Comparing "Dry" scheme and "Wet" scheme
  • The various flow assurance issues
  • "Wet" scheme simulations and error reduction
  • The Operating envelope
  • Geometry impacts involved
  • Example of slug-catcher design

Understanding and working with Crude oil streams

  • Understanding the fundamentals of Crude oil field development
  • Working with Deep water constraints
  • The various typical field preservation techniques
  • Comparing Classical loops and alternative development architectures for crude oil streams
  • Understanding Subsea processing
  • Severe slugging and its effects
  • Hydrodynamic slug flow
  • Slug-catcher design
  • Implementing Thermal constraints during production/transient

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