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Document ID (ISN)68675
CIS number 97-648
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1228-7
Year 1996
Convention or series no. OTH 94 441
Author(s) Richardson S.M., Saville G.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Isle of Grain pipeline depressurisation tests
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. v, 34p. 16 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Abstract Tests on the depressurization or blowdown of oil and gas pipelines were carried out on the Isle of Grain, United Kingdom, in 1985. Selected data from these tests were used to validate a computer program called BLOWDOWN, designed to predict depressurization effects. Data from 8 tests are presented along with results of computer simulations. The BLOWDOWN predictions were in adequate, and often good, agreement with the Isle of Grain data.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; offshore oil extraction; piping; pressure drop
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of technique; computer applications; prediction; computer simulation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Compressed gases and pressure vessels