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Hydrate Transport, High Viscosity Multiphase, Liquid Entrainment And Jumper Study Flow Facility

  • This multipurpose test facility is utilized to conduct a number of multiphase flow studies ranging from hydrate transport to liquid entrainment.
  • Hydrate mimic studies focus on understanding the impact of hydrate particles on flow regimes transitions and multiphase flow characteristics. Poly propylene particles are used as hydrate mimics. These particles float at the interface of oil and water.
  • Liquid entrainment studies focus on determining the entrainment flux in low liquid loading systems. Starting from onset of entrainment when the first set of droplets are observed in the gas phase to close to a 97% entrainment, these studies focus on how gas velocities impact entrainment flux in both air-water and air-oil systems.
  • Oil-Water flows focus on the dispersion of water in oil for low to medium water cuts. These studies focus on mixture velocities ranging from 1 to 4 m/s. The focus is to determine the hold up variation across the cross section and the minimum velocity at which water no longer wets the pipe bottom.
  • High viscosity multiphase flows will focus on multiphase flow characteristics involving high viscosity oil.

 

Flow Loop Specification

Diameter4 inch, 8 inch and 10 inch
Length250 feet
Fluidsoil, air and water
Liquid velocity0 to 4.0 m/s
Gas velocity0 to 20 m/s
Solids loading5 to 30%
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Erosion Test Facility
Sand Screen Erosion Testing
Multiphase Flow and Sand Transport Facility
Multiphase Wax Deposition Testing 
Erosion – Corrosion Multiphase Flow Loop

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Pravin, one of the five members of Board of Directors in Tridiagonal Solutions has proven his expertise in creating, positioning and managing high growth companies. Mr. Jain has completed his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai and Masters in Computer System Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston. He has also completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has over 17 years of experience in Technology Entrepreneurship, Business Development and Delivery of Customer Centric Solutions. Pravin’s experience includes acquiring as well as divesting companies. Pravin lived and worked for 14 years in the US, and shifted back to India in the summer of 2006. He has driven, and been accountable for Sales, Marketing, Technology, Delivery and Strategy functions at his previous ventures. Pravin’s previous company grew by over 40x in 6 years and was subsequently divested to Wipro.

Ashish heads the software development activities at Tridiagonal Solutions. He has Post graduate degree in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences from IIT, Kanpur. Ashish is also a founder member of Tridiagonal and his interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Technical Training and Mentoring along with Open Source Software Development. Before founding Tridiagonal, Ashish worked with Fluent for seven years where he looked after product management responsibilities for Catia and FlowLab products.

Dr. Damodaran Vedapuri heads the North American Operations of Tridiagonal Solutions. He obtained his doctorate from Ohio University. Dr. Vedapuri has wide experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Accelerated Corrosion and solving Multiphase Flow Problems of interest to the oil and gas industry. Before joining Tridiagonal, he was employed with SwRI, a premier research lab in the US and at Fluent Inc.

Dr. Damodaran Vedapuri heads the North American Operations of Tridiagonal Solutions. He obtained his doctorate from Ohio University. Dr. Vedapuri has wide experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Accelerated Corrosion and solving Multiphase Flow Problems of interest to the oil and gas industry. Before joining Tridiagonal, he was employed with SwRI, a premier research lab in the US and at Fluent Inc.

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