(32a) Horizons in Multiphase Flow
- Conference: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Year: 2012
- Proceeding: 2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
- Group: 1st International Conference on Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance
- Time: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 1:20pm-2:00pm
This presentation reviews the current situation on understanding and predictilon of systems involving multiphase flow. Such systems are typified by hydrocarbon recovery systems where the flows are commonly gas-liquid, liquid-liquid and gas-liquid-liquid flows. The focus will be on the prediction of flow regime or flow pattern as a first step. Once the flow pattern is esatblished, then phenomenological models can be used for the specific regime. The presentation will cover the principal regimes in both vertical and horizontal flws.