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Heat transfer characteristics of oil-water two-phase in pipeline transportation during shutdown

Gathering and transportation pipelines often appear shutdown condition due to damage, leakage, and other reasons. The reasonable maintenance time should be controlled by closely combined with the change law of the oil-water temperature in the pipeline. This paper established a multi-field coupling three-dimensional heat transfer mathematical model of the oil-water pipeline environment based on the two-phase shutdown pipeline as the research object. According to the changing law of the oil-water temperature field and flow field under a typical pipe diameter, the evolution behavior of the gelation layer in the pipe and the transformation process of heat transfer mode were analyzed, and the heat transfer characteristics between oil-water phase and its interface in the pipe were defined. With the liquid phase ratio of the oil phase changing the rule, reasonable maintenance time suggestions were given for gathering and transporting pipelines with different water content.
PAPER REVISED: 2023-08-24
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2023-09-01
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