Consortium developing DRA model, algorithm

09/19/2005
Assessment of Energy Saving in Oil Pipelines (AESOP) is in the process of developing the techniques required to use drag-reducer additives (DRAs) in pipelines, reducing energy consumption and increasing transport capabilities. This article focuses on the development of a DRA efficiency and degradation model and the description of an algorithm for optimal operation of pipelines using DRADrag-reducing additivesOil companies seek to increase efficiency and transport capabilities. The best solution, when possible, is to increase the capabilities of the existing pipeline network, as other solutions such as increasing the truck fleet or building new oil pipelines require major capital investmen...
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