BENDING-STRAIN SLUG DETECTION SYSTEM FOR A PIPELINE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-07
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The present invention measures the length and speed of liquid slugs propagating along a pipeline transporting gas plus liquid phase fluids. Development was motivated by multiphase petroleum production, where advance warning of a slug arrival at the first-stage separator is invaluable, as it allows time for action to be taken to avoid a shut-down in the event of a particularly long slug.