Pilot line verifies calculations for interface length, mixing

N. O. Shaker, R. Mansour Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute Cairo Equations for calculating contamination [187,343 bytes] Tests of a pilot pipeline, built to mirror conditions of an operating Egyptian pipeline, have confirmed the validity of commonly available equations for calculating length and quantity of interfacial mixing. The research investigated the possibility of using the Shokeir-to-Assiout pipeline (Fig. 1 [108,959 bytes]) for batching crude oil and LPG with no physical barrier despite the density difference between pumped products. The research paid specific attention to minimizing losses from interfacial mixing and to operational philosophy. Th...

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