Liquid Networks & Pumping Facility Analyses

Department Publications


Technical Publications

Contact Information

Augusto Garcia-Hernandez
Group Leader
Pipeline Simulation
(210) 522-5693

Temperature and Density Profile Graphs

Simulations are used to understand the effect of batching operation as shown through predicted temperature and density profiles along the length of the pipeline.

Pumping Station Operating Range Graph

Analysis of a pipeline network has produced a system curve which is then matched to the available pipeline machinery to predict the operating point.

Misc. Profiles Graph

A liquid pipeline is analyzed to predict the pressure levels of the oil production as it traverses the measured elevation profile

Temperature, Pessure, Elevation Profiles

A pumping network and associated pipelines are analyzed to predict the temperatures and pressures of the crude oil as it travels through several booster pump stations.

Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) performs steady state and transient modeling of gas networks and compressor stations to determine if the system will safely meet the design requirements. These analyses have been utilized for:

  • Transient Analyses
    • Water hammer effects
    • Leak detection
    • Startup and shutdown
    • Fluid batching
  • Transmission Pipeline/Facility Hydraulic Evaluation
    • Design and optimization of new installations
    • Modifications of existing facilities
    • Hydraulic operation issues and bottlenecks
    • Flow and power usage maximization
  • System Reliability
    • Pressure limits
    • Temperature limits
    • System capacity
  • Root Cause Failure Analyses
    • Valve manifold transient pressure and flow predictions
    • Pipeline ruptures

Field troubleshooting and benchmarking services can also be provided.

Contact us for more information about our liquid network and pumping facility analyses, or how you can contract with SwRI.

We can offer you the best approach for solving your liquid or pump system analysis problem.

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