Erosion Mechanism and Sensitivity Parameter Analysis of an innovative shaped Curved Pipeline
Keywords:innovative shaped tube, Gas/solid two-phase flow, Erosion, numerical simulation
In the process of natural gas transportation, it is unavoidable for particles to collide with the wall, which will cause erosion of curved pipeline. Reasonable curved pipeline structure can effectively avoid the erosion failure. In this paper, an innovative shaped curved pipeline formed by extrusion of cylindrical indenter is presented. The erosion mechanism and sensitivity parameter analysis of the innovative shaped curved pipeline is studied by numerical simulation and compared with that of ordinary elbow. In addition, the effects of extrusion parameters and particle parameters on erosion of innovative shaped curved pipeline were also studied. The results show that the dent can effectively reduce the maximum erosion rate of elbow. With the increase of dent depth, the maximum erosion rate of elbow is decreasing. With the increase of indenter diameter, the ability to reduce the maximum erosion rate decreases. Under the harsh conditions of large particle diameter and high particle velocity, the dent has a better ability to reduce the maximum erosion wear rate, and the maximum erosion rate can be reduced by 26.8%.