Design and Economical Evaluation of a Crude Oil Transportation Pipeline  

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Design and economical   evaluation of a crude oil transport pipeline

A crude-oil pipeline system of 400 km length is to be designed. The design flow rate is 188000 bbl/day. The specific gravity and kinematic viscosity of the crude-oil at the design temperature of 4°C is 0.8701and 37 cSt, respectively. A terminal pressure head of 50 m is to  be  maintained.  The maximum allowable operating pressure for the pipeline (MAOP)is set to be 90 bars. The selected pipe material is API grade 5l-X60.The pipeline profile is given in the following table:

Distance (km)

0

Elevation (m)

40

30

75

75

400

150

250

180

360

250

250

325

450

360

120

400

100

 The project should focus on the fundamentals of pipeline design as emphasized throughout the  course. It should provide a general  overview of the  system  approach  of design, which integrates  the  hydraulic and mechanical  components   of  pipeline  design,  along  with  project  economic  analysis,  in  determining  the preferred pipeline system. The project should also include discussion of design topics for related  pipeline-system components  such as the  pump station  location  and  sizing, hydrostatic  testing  for  pipelines  and  analysis and  control  of fluid transients.

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This question belongs to fluid mechanics and discusses about design and economical evaluation of a crude oil transportation pipeline.

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