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Multiphase Flow and Sand Transport Facility

The largest diameter multiphase flow loop available in any test facility worldwide, this 16-inch diameter, 170 feet long flow loop is used to characterize multiphase flows in low liquid loading systems, measure gas void fractions in pseudo-slugs and determine critical transport velocity for sand transport. Sand beds can be formed insitu and the bed clean up efficiency can be studied. The flow loop is inclinable up to 5 degrees. Test fluids include air, water, model oil along with sand. Extensive studies to understand momentum transfer from gas to liquid phase have been conducted. Liquid film velocity profiles have been measured using ultrasonic velocity profilers and Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) techniques to correlate film velocities to solid transport.

Flow Loop Specification:

Diameter 16 inch
Length 170 feet
Fluids Air, Water, Oil
Liquid velocity   0.01 to 1.5 m/s
Gas velocity 1 to 20 m/s
Solids loading  50 to 2000 ppm  
Other Facilities:
Erosion Test Facility
Sand Screen Erosion Testing
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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