Paper Title: A mathematical model for the spatial prediction and time evolution of the column separation in a flowing hydrocarbon transmission pipeline

The paper discusses the phenomenon of column separation or slack line and the prediction of it at the point of inception in space as well as its evolution in space and time. Common causes of the event as well as some less common causes are discussed. Verification and validation of the novel mathematical model used for the predictions will be discussed. The robustness of the mathematical model-based computer algorithm will be demonstrated for the various causes of column separation such as lack of power, transient events in the pipeline, extended shut-in periods or leakage from the pipeline.

Conference details:

50th Anniversary PSIG Conference

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

London, UK

May 14-17, 2019