Investigation of noninvasive healing of damaged piping system using electro-magneto-mechanical methods

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/564864
Title:
Investigation of noninvasive healing of damaged piping system using electro-magneto-mechanical methods
Authors:
Mukherjee, Debanjan; Zaky, Zeyad; Zohdi, Tarek Ismail; Salama, Amgad ( 0000-0002-4463-1010 ) ; Sun, Shuyu ( 0000-0002-3078-864X )
Abstract:
Virtually all engineering applications involve the use of piping, conduits and channels. In the petroleum industry, piping systems are extensively employed in upstream and downstream processes. These piping systems often carry fluids that are corrosive, which leads to wear, cavitation and cracking. The replacement of damaged piping systems can be quite expensive, both in terms of capital costs, as well as in operational downtime. This motivates the present research on noninvasive healing of cracked piping systems. In this investigation, we propose to develop computational models for characterizing noninvasive repair strategies involving electromagnetically guided particles. The objective is to heal industrial-piping systems noninvasively, from the exterior of the system, during operation, resulting in no downtime, with minimal relative cost. The particle accumulation at a target location is controlled by external electro-magneto-mechanical means. There are two primary effects that play a role for guiding the particles to the solid-fluid interface/wall: mechanical shear due to the fluid flow, and an electrical or magnetic force. In this work we develop and study a relationship that characterizes contributions of both, and ascertain how this relationship scales with characteristic physical parameters. Characteristic non-dimensional parameters that describe system behavior are derived and their role in design is illustrated. A detailed, fully 3-dimensional discrete element simulation framework is presented, and illustrated using a model problem of magnetically guided particles. The detailed particle behavior is considered to be regulated by three effects: (1) the field strength (2) the mass flow rate and (3) the wall interactions.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Computational Transport Phenomena Lab; Earth Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Journal:
SPE International Oilfield Corrosion Conference and Exhibition
Conference/Event name:
SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Oilfield Corrosion 2014: New Challenges for a New Era
Issue Date:
2014
DOI:
10.2118/169639-ms
Type:
Conference Paper
ISBN:
9781632665898
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Earth Science and Engineering Program; Computational Transport Phenomena Lab

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dc.contributor.authorMukherjee, Debanjanen
dc.contributor.authorZaky, Zeyaden
dc.contributor.authorZohdi, Tarek Ismailen
dc.contributor.authorSalama, Amgaden
dc.contributor.authorSun, Shuyuen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:23:30Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:23:30Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.isbn9781632665898en
dc.identifier.doi10.2118/169639-msen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564864en
dc.description.abstractVirtually all engineering applications involve the use of piping, conduits and channels. In the petroleum industry, piping systems are extensively employed in upstream and downstream processes. These piping systems often carry fluids that are corrosive, which leads to wear, cavitation and cracking. The replacement of damaged piping systems can be quite expensive, both in terms of capital costs, as well as in operational downtime. This motivates the present research on noninvasive healing of cracked piping systems. In this investigation, we propose to develop computational models for characterizing noninvasive repair strategies involving electromagnetically guided particles. The objective is to heal industrial-piping systems noninvasively, from the exterior of the system, during operation, resulting in no downtime, with minimal relative cost. The particle accumulation at a target location is controlled by external electro-magneto-mechanical means. There are two primary effects that play a role for guiding the particles to the solid-fluid interface/wall: mechanical shear due to the fluid flow, and an electrical or magnetic force. In this work we develop and study a relationship that characterizes contributions of both, and ascertain how this relationship scales with characteristic physical parameters. Characteristic non-dimensional parameters that describe system behavior are derived and their role in design is illustrated. A detailed, fully 3-dimensional discrete element simulation framework is presented, and illustrated using a model problem of magnetically guided particles. The detailed particle behavior is considered to be regulated by three effects: (1) the field strength (2) the mass flow rate and (3) the wall interactions.en
dc.publisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)en
dc.titleInvestigation of noninvasive healing of damaged piping system using electro-magneto-mechanical methodsen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Transport Phenomena Laben
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalSPE International Oilfield Corrosion Conference and Exhibitionen
dc.conference.date12 May 2014 through 13 May 2014en
dc.conference.nameSPE International Conference and Exhibition on Oilfield Corrosion 2014: New Challenges for a New Eraen
dc.conference.locationAberdeenen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv. of California, Berkeley, United Statesen
kaust.authorSalama, Amgaden
kaust.authorSun, Shuyuen
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