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Large Diameter Erosion Test Facility – Dry Gas, Wet Gas, Multiphase and Liquid flows

Tridiagonal operates three erosion loops to conduct erosion tests in dry gas, wet gas, multiphase and liquid flows.  The loops can achieve up to 80 m/s of gas superficial velocity and 10 m/s of liquid superficial velocity in a 4-inch test section. Studies are done with in a once through sand injection mode. So, sand is not recirculated. An in house designed sand injection system injects sand particles ranging from 10 to 450 microns. For slurry flows, a slurry tank is available to prepare slurry. Piping sections mimicking subsea and the top side lay outs can be set up and analyzed for erosion.

Pipe sizes 2, 3 4 and 6 inches
Superficial gas velocity 5 to 80 m/s
Superficial liquid velocity 0.01 to 10 m/s
Sand Flow Rates 5 to 50 kg/h
Particle size 10 to 450 microns
Pressures up to 8 bars
Test sections carbon steel, stainless, Inconel and other exotic materials
Erosion measurement UT, ER probe, Coupons
Other Facilities:
Sand Screen Erosion Testing
Multiphase Flow and Sand Transport Facility
Liquid Entrainment Test 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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