Effect of Chemical Additive on Crude Oil Pipeline Pressure Drop

Written on June 1, 2015 at 12:00 am, by

For transportation of crude oil, the pumping power requirement varies as the crude oil viscosity changes. Increasing ┬░API or line average temperature reduces the crude oil viscosity. The reduction of viscosity results in higher Reynolds number, lower friction factor and in effect, lower pumping power requirements. In the March 2009 tip of the month (TOTM),Continue Reading