Oil & Gas Transportation Projects involving the design and engineering of Oil & Gas transportion devices and procedures have made extensive use of ANSYS FEA and CFD simulation software. A number of SimuTech clients are now using ANSYS FEA and CFD software for Oil & Gas transportation projects.
team of experts at SimuTech has completed various different consulting projects involving the transportation of Oil & Gas. In addition to ANSYS software simulation and consutling services, SimuTech is also a leader in vibration diagnostics within the Oil & Gas industry. Oil & Gas transportion device simulations
Design Element Challenges Simulation Benefits Slug Catcher at Hannibal Terminal Slug catcher separates residual liquid from gas at end of pipeline Gas pipeline from off-shore field to land-based Hannibal terminal Every few days a sphere is passed through the pipeline to remove residual liquid Plan to increase pipeline capacity Does capacity of slug catcher also have to be increased? Provided a platform to evaluate the slug catcher performance at the pick capacity Established that the existing geometry can handle peak loads, eliminating the need to make a replacement purchase of over $25M Established that any excess liquid will move downstream as aerosol Provided the ability to model free surface flows, such as motion of slugs in complex piping and flow systems Umbilical, Risers, Flexible Piping Very high reliability requirements Transmitting signals and transporting flows over much longer distances Tubing exposed to harsh conditions Develop reliable piping for variety of offshore applications Requires structural reliability while handling thermal stresses and fatigue Manufacturing of multi-tubes including the steel wrapped around Complex multi-layer, varying material manufacturing channels Build the core tubing and additional helical tube models in an easy-to-use environment Account for different material proprieties Evaluate thermal, flow loading and bending stresses. Account for all applied loads including: High bending angles Hydrostatic loads End tension Gravity Flow Assurance Deeper water depths leads to complex tubing design and manufacturing concerns including: Depositions Wax formation Thermal management Erosion inhibitors Active heating, insulation and bundle design in harsh environment and deep waters Ability to optimize thermal and structural behavior of tube bundles used for deep and ultra deep waters Can develop technology for fouling, wax and hydrate formation by obtaining detailed thermal management information, including insulation in the analysis Thermal uniformity for start up and shut downs Thermal stress and fatigue LNG Spill and Fire Accident scenario and safety concerns LNG leaks and the dispersion in the liquid LNG evaporation and tracking of the dispersed gas Vapor cloud formation and ignition as the vapor cloud reaches the water surface Spreading of the pool fire Multi-body hydrodynamics LNG transport and tank design Safety and risk assessment Pool fire modeling Multi-body hydrodynamics