Considering the effect of crude oil viscosity on pumping requirements

Written on October 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm, by

In the August 2009 Tip of the Month (TOTM), it was shown that pumping power requirement varies as the crude oil °API changes. Increasing °API or line average temperature reduces the crude oil viscosity. The viscosity reduction caused higher Reynolds number, lower friction factor and in effect lowered pumping power requirements. Since the objective ofContinue Reading