Simulation examines ice, hydrate formation in Iran separator centers

03/20/2006
A simulation with Pipephase and Hysys software showed that polyurethane insulation with thermal conductivity of 0.22 w/m-°C. and an electric heater could solve the problem of ice and hydrate formation in two separator centers in Iran.Ambient temperature and wind velocity affect the formation of hydrates in the KA and NA separation centers. The centers are in southwest Iran near the city of Bushehr. The area has seven separation centers that remove condensate from the gas stream. The NA region has three centers, while the KA region has four.The hydrates and ice form during cold weather and interfere with operations of the centers, especially those at a higher elevation, such as Centers...
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