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Erosive wear of natural gas pipeline

Abdul Majid, Zulkifli and Mohsin, Rahmat and Omar, Fadhli (2008) Erosive wear of natural gas pipeline. Jurnal Teknologi F (49F). pp. 341-356. ISSN 0127-9696


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Erosive wear can be caused by a water jet burst from leaked water pipe laid side by side to natural gas pipeline. The erosive wear behavior of natural gas pipeline eroded by sand and water jetting was investigated. This work present the erosive wear analysis of API 5L X42, steel grade pipeline which normally used for distributing natural gas to an industrial customers by gas utility company in Malaysia. Tests were carried out by recreating above mentioned situation through the usage of 5 mm diameter orifice as the source of jetting in sand particles towards the pipe specimen that was buried at 1 meter depth. The existence of tunneling effect was established by identifying the horizontal and vertical tunneling through physical examination of the impacted surface. It was determined that the thickness of the pipe decreases with time. Determination of time taken for the pipe to rupture was established at 220 hours after continuous jetting and zero effect distance is at 450 mm from the jetting source of the relevant tests condition.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Erosive wear; gas pipelines; slurry erosion; water jet; tunneling effect
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:8834
Deposited By: Norhayati Abu Ruddin
Deposited On:15 May 2009 02:53
Last Modified:09 Nov 2010 10:09

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