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Sand Screen Erosion Testing

We provide screen erosion testing services in dry gas, wet gas and liquid flows. Both Quartz and Silicon Carbide can be used as erodents. Typical particle size ranges from 10 to 50 micron. Sand fines are injected in a once through mode so there is no reuse of sand particles. The screen fixtures are typically removed, inspected and weighed every 2 hours to help build a time history of the erosion process. The test is typically conducted over a 40-hour period during which the increase in weight loss, reduction in pressure drop and change in screen integrity over time is captured. Microscopic images reveal the evolution of the erosion pattern on the screens.

Coupon sizes 2 or 4 inch
Superficial gas velocity 5 to 80 m/s
Superficial liquid velocity 0.01 to 10 m/s
Sand Flow Rates 5 to 20 kg/h
Particle size 10 to 50 microns
Pressures up to 8 bars

 

Other Facilities:
Erosion Test Facility
Multiphase Flow and Sand Transport Facility
Liquid Entrainment Test Facility
Multiphase Wax Deposition Testing
Foam Transport 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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