Pipelines and pipeline networks for above ground, buried, and subsea conditions may be simulated, including known
or calculated heat losses to the environment.
One area of significant development has been the ProMax pipeline block. Several additional calculations have been added to increase
functionality and put more information at your fingertips, alongside more calculation methods that are based on extensive industry
The TUFFP mechanistic models (TUFFP Unified and TUFFP Vapor-Liquid) have been developed by Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects,
which is a cooperative Industry-University research group supported by several oil and gas production, consulting, service member
companies and government agencies.
The TUFFP models are applicable for any inclination angle and calculate the pressure recovery for downward inclined flow.
Having the TUFFP Unified model means that ProMax can now model a true three phase flow!
Not only does this model take advantage of a wide range of field data, but it also provides much more detail in terms of phase behavior. When using these models, a new section called “Flow Detail” can be found in the block to display this information.
Now each segment will perform the API RP 14E erosional velocity calculation and is displayed in the results section.
The results section will also display the Mach number for each segment, along with the calculated sonic velocity.
Other added multiphase flow correlations including the Petalas and Aziz mechanistic model and the Hagedorn-Brown correlation.
Regime maps in the plots tab, to visually show where current operations fall in the model’s regime scheme.
A new “Flow Efficiency Factor” value that can be used to fit single phase flow results to operating data.