Pressure drop, flow pattern and local water volume fraction measurements of oil-water flow in pipes
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Original versionMeasurement Science & Technology 20 (2009) No 11, 10.1088/0957-0233/20/11/114004
Oil-water flow in horizontal and slightly inclined pipes was investigated. The experimental activities were performed using the multiphase flow loop at Telemark University College, Porsgrunn, Norway. The two-fluid model was able to predict the pressure drop and water hold-up for stratified flow. The homogeneous model was not able to predict the pressure profile of dispersed oil-water flow at higher water cuts. The two-fluid model and homogeneous model over-predicts the pressure drop for dual continuous flow.