A comprehensive assessment of correlations for two-phase flow through Venturi tubes

Liu, X. , Lao, L. and Falcone, G. (2020) A comprehensive assessment of correlations for two-phase flow through Venturi tubes. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 78, 103323. (doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103323)

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The objective of this study is to comprehensively evaluate established correlations for two-phase (gas-liquid) flow through Venturi tubes. Two-phase flow metering plays a critical role in the oil and gas industry and several commercial metering solutions incorporate a Venturi. However, despite its significance, there is no widely accepted standard for two-phase flow metering applications. In this paper, sixteen differential pressure correlations are critically assessed from literature and international standards, focusing on the Venturi tube. The discussions are supported by an independent dataset obtained from a two-phase flow test rig with an installed Venturi tube (following ISO 5167-4 2005) to assess correlations' performance within their own respective application range. The wide literature review and the obtained comparison results trended to inform that the homogeneous model performs better in most scenarios.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Falcone, Professor Gioia and Liu, Dr Xiaolei
Creator Roles:
Liu, X.Conceptualization, Methodology, Software, Investigation, Data curation, Formal analysis, Writing – original draft
Falcone, G.Validation, Writing – review and editing, Supervision
Authors: Liu, X., Lao, L., and Falcone, G.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
ISSN (Online):2212-3865
Published Online:17 April 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 78: 103323
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
306679MultiFlowMet IIGioia FalconeEuropean Commission (EC)N/AENG - Systems Power & Energy