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Determination of flow rates of oil, water and gas in pipelines

Abstract

This paper describes a multiphase flow meter developed by CSIRO for determining of the flow rates of oil, water and gas in high pressure pipelines, and the results of a trial of this flow meter on an offshore oil platform. Two gamma-ray transmission gauges are mounted about a pipeline carrying the full flow of oil, water and gas. The flow rates are determined by combining single energy gamma-ray transmission measurements which determine the mass per unit area of fluids in the gamma-ray beam as a function of time, dual energy gamma-ray transmission (DUET) which determine the approximate mass fraction of oil in the liquids, cross-correlation of gamma-ray transmission measurements, with one gauge upstream of the other, which determines flow velocity, pressure and temperature measurements, and knowledge of the specific gravities of oil and (salt) water, and solubility of the gas in the liquids, all as a function of pressure and temperature. 3 figs.
Authors:
Roach, G J; Watt, J S; Zastawny, H W [1] 
  1. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Lucas Heights, NSW (Australia). Div. of Mineral Physics
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1993
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-mf-15527; CONF-9311143-
Reference Number:
SCA: 070204; PA: AIX-28:025771; EDB-97:039267; SN: 97001752977
Resource Relation:
Conference: 8. Australian conference on nuclear techniques of analysis, Sydney (Australia), 17-19 Nov 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1993; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 8. Australian conference on nuclear techniques of analysis; PB: 194 p.
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCE TECHNOLOGY; MULTIPHASE FLOW; PHOTON TRANSMISSION SCANNING; RADIOMETRIC GAGES; PIPELINES; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; HYDRAULIC TRANSPORT; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; PETROLEUM; PRESSURE MEASUREMENT; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; WATER
OSTI ID:
446009
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97616714; TRN: AU9715806025771
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97616714
Submitting Site:
AUN
Size:
pp. 172-174
Announcement Date:
Mar 28, 1997

Citation Formats

Roach, G J, Watt, J S, and Zastawny, H W. Determination of flow rates of oil, water and gas in pipelines. Australia: N. p., 1993. Web.
Roach, G J, Watt, J S, & Zastawny, H W. Determination of flow rates of oil, water and gas in pipelines. Australia.
Roach, G J, Watt, J S, and Zastawny, H W. 1993. "Determination of flow rates of oil, water and gas in pipelines." Australia.
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title = {Determination of flow rates of oil, water and gas in pipelines}
author = {Roach, G J, Watt, J S, and Zastawny, H W}
abstractNote = {This paper describes a multiphase flow meter developed by CSIRO for determining of the flow rates of oil, water and gas in high pressure pipelines, and the results of a trial of this flow meter on an offshore oil platform. Two gamma-ray transmission gauges are mounted about a pipeline carrying the full flow of oil, water and gas. The flow rates are determined by combining single energy gamma-ray transmission measurements which determine the mass per unit area of fluids in the gamma-ray beam as a function of time, dual energy gamma-ray transmission (DUET) which determine the approximate mass fraction of oil in the liquids, cross-correlation of gamma-ray transmission measurements, with one gauge upstream of the other, which determines flow velocity, pressure and temperature measurements, and knowledge of the specific gravities of oil and (salt) water, and solubility of the gas in the liquids, all as a function of pressure and temperature. 3 figs.}
place = {Australia}
year = {1993}
month = {Dec}
}