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Multiphase Wax Deposition Testing Facility

An extremely unique asset, the multiphase wax deposition test facility offers the Oil and Gas industry an opportunity to conduct field scale wax deposition tests in a 4 inch and 2 inch test facility. Tests are conducted with crude oil and model oils in single phase, two phase oil-water and three phase oil-water-gas flow conditions. We currently have an active JIP involving three oil and gas majors. Studies on validation of cold flow technologies, performance of coatings and inhibitors are also conducted. A key focus area is to enable development of wax deposition models. Data collected in identical conditions in 2 inch and 4 inch provide researchers an opportunity to understand scale up effects. The facility is staffed with three shifts of operators and is able to conduct long terms tests to provide insights into aging effects. High resolution DP cells allow us to track wax deposition over time. At the end of the test, wax deposits are pigged to quantify the deposit.

Flow Loop Specification:

Test section diameter 4 inch and 2 inch
Test section length 43 m
Reynolds number 1,500 to 10,000
Superficial gas velocity 0 to 10 m/s
Superficial liquid velocity 0 to 1.25 m/s
Cooling capacity 30 TR
Wall temperature 45 to 90 F
Crude oil temperature 50 to 110 F
Glycol temperature 40 to 70 F
Fluids Crude Oil, Mineral Oils, Water and Air
Measurements DP and Mass of Wax Deposit
Other Facilities:
Erosion Test Facility
Sand Screen Erosion Testing
Multiphase Flow and Sand Transport Facility
Liquid Entrainment Test Facility
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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