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Journal of Hydrodynamics

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 385–390 | Cite as

Studies on mechanism of sand removal from crude oil

  • Jun Guo
  • Dao-tong Gong
  • Jun Zhang
  • Li-yang Wang
  • Zhi-chu Zheng
  • Ke-ming Li
Session B6

Abstract

Numerical simulation and experimental research on sand removal was performed. The sedimentation mechanism of sand particles of various diameters was investigated under different oil/water ratios and oil viscosities. Moreover, commercial CFD software FLUENT was applied to simulate numerically gravitational sedimenttation separation. Through the comparison between simulation and experimental results, a kind of high-efficient sand-removal method was put forward. The work was completed jointly by the Institute of Mechanics, CAS and China National Offshore Oil Corporation during the “tenth-five-year” period.

Key words

centrifugal separation oil/sand separation particle sedimentation 

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© China Ship Scientific Research Center 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Guo
    • 1
  • Dao-tong Gong
    • 1
  • Jun Zhang
    • 1
  • Li-yang Wang
    • 1
  • Zhi-chu Zheng
    • 1
  • Ke-ming Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.HeBei BranchChina Aviation Oil Supply Co., Ltd.ShijiazhuangChina

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