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Flow assurance

Flow assurance

Flow assurance is an engineering discipline covering all the fluid related knowledge and technology required to ensure that hydrocarbon reservoir fluids are safely and economically transported to the refinery.

The field encompasses hydraulic design of the piping system (multiphase flow) and all phenomena that may compromise the efficiency and safety of the system (plugging, flow instability, erosion/corrosion).

SINTEF has since the beginning of the 80s studied multiphase flow including slug flow and flow induced vibration, hydrate formation and particle transport.

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