Computer Model Designs African Multiproducts Line Extension

Janusz Stuchly, Chris Kedge SNC-Lavalin Inc. Calgary Design of the West Kenya pipeline extension (WKPL) in Kenya required development of a new computer model to perform the necessary steady-state hydraulic calculations. The model addressed the increased complexity of hydraulic design when a products pipeline is a "tight" line, that is, lacking breakout tankage. The WKPL result was a design that allows delivery of the required product volumes to each terminal while operating within the necessary hydraulic and mechanical constraints. The model is not commercially available. Pipeline designers, however, can employ the calculation algorithm and output for...

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