Correcting rated pump performance improves heavy oil pipeline efficiency

Yang Yu Changchun Wu Xiaokai Xing China University of Petroleum Beijing Yangchen Shi Sinopec Pipeline Storage & Transportation (Branch) Co. Weifang, China Yanping Li Lili Zuo China University of Petroleum Beijing Correcting rated pump performance to working conditions in the field will increase efficiency, particularly when the pipeline is transporting heavy oil. This article presents a model for correcting pump performance guidelines for heavy oil pipelines. Corrected head (efficiency) points are closer to the Donglin pipeline's actual in-service points than the uncorrected points, illustrating the model's feasibility and providing a simple, relatively high accuracy tool for appli...

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