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Optimisation of a horizontal capsule transporting pipeline carrying cylindrical capsules.

Asim, Taimoor; Mishra, Rakesh; Kollar, Laszlo; Ubbi, Kuldip

Authors

Rakesh Mishra

Laszlo Kollar

Kuldip Ubbi



Abstract

Pipelines carrying fluids and slurries are quite common. The third-generation pipelines carrying spherical or cylindrical capsules (hollow containers) filled with minerals or other materials including hazardous liquids are rather a new concept. These pipelines need to be designed optimally for commercial viability. An optimal design of such a pipeline results in minimum pressure drop in the pipeline. This corresponds to minimum head loss and hence minimum pumping power required to drive the capsules and the transporting fluid. This study uses a rigorous approach to predict pumping cost based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and hence optimize the design of the capsule transporting pipelines. Pressure drop relationship developed has been incorporated to calculate the pumping requirements for the system. Based on the least-cost principle, a methodology has been developed for the determination of the optimal diameter of cylindrical capsule carrying hydraulic pipeline. This procedure can be applied to obtain the optimal size of the capsule pipeline for minimum pumping and capital costs.

Citation

ASIM, T., MISHRA, R., KOLLAR, L, and UBBI, K. 2012. Optimisation of a horizontal capsule transporting pipeline carrying cylindrical capsules. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 364; proceedings of 25th Condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering international congress 2012 (COMADEM 2012), 18-20 June 2012, Huddersfield, UK, article 012071. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/364/1/012071

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Conference Name 25th Condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering international congress 2012 (COMADEM 2012)
Conference Location Huddersfield, UK
Online Publication Date May 28, 2012
Publication Date May 28, 2012
Deposit Date Feb 19, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jun 1, 2021
Journal Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Print ISSN 1742-6588
Electronic ISSN 1742-6596
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 364
Article Number 012071
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/364/1/012071
Keywords Pipelines; Pressure; Pumping; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/867331

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