"Back of the envelope" calculations combined with AutoCAD Civil 3D to create a valuable time- and money-saving tool
Part One: Gas and Petroleum Data Tables Part Two: Gas Pipelines 1. Gas properties. 2. Pressure drop formulas. 3. Heat transfer between gas and surrounding medium. Joule-Thompson effect. 4. Size pipelines for specified throughput and pressures. Calculate MAOP and Hydrotest Pressures. 5. Calculate the locations and HP of compressor stations on long distance pipelines. 6. Pressure and temperature profile of natural gas pipelines. 7. Determine the line pack volume in gas pipelines. 8. Model gas pipelines with multiple compressor stations. Part Three: Liquids and Petroleum Pipelines 9. Liquid properties. 10. Liquid pressure versus liquid head. 11. Pressure drop formulas. 12. Effect of Drag Reduction Agent in improving pipeline flow rate. 13. Batching different products in a pipeline. 14. Sizing pipelines for specified flow rate and pressure limitations. 15. The optimum location of pump stations for hydraulic balance on long distance pipelines. 16. Calculate the horsepower required at each pump station for given throughput. 17. Centrifugal pumps.
E. Shashi Menon, Vice President of SYSTEK Technologies, Inc is a Registered Professional Engineer based in USA for the last 40 years with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He has extensive experience in Oil and Gas Pipeline Design and construction in USA and South America, having worked for leading US companies. He is the author of several popular technical publications on the subject. He has also coauthored over a dozen software programs in Liquid and Gas Pipeline Hydraulics used by engineers in the industry since 1992. He lives in Lake Havasu City, Arizona