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November 01, 2014

Calculation of Pipeline capacity using Steady State and


Dynamic Simulation in Aspen HYSYS and using
Weymouth Equation
Composition of Natural Gas

Properties of Natural Gas (calculated using Peng Robinson Equation Of State)


November 01, 2014

Steady State Simulation of the pipeline

Dynamic Simulation of the pipeline


November 01, 2014

Calculation of Pipeline Capacity using Weymouth Equation


Weymouth equation is given by,

433.5 𝑇𝑏 (°𝑅) (𝑃1 (𝑝𝑠𝑖𝑎))2 − (𝑃2 (𝑝𝑠𝑖𝑎))2


𝑄(𝑀𝑀𝑆𝐶𝐹𝐷) = ×𝐸× × 𝐷2.667 × √
1000000 𝑃𝑏 (𝑝𝑠𝑖𝑎) 𝐺 × 𝐿(𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑠) × 𝑇(°𝑅) × 𝑍

The input values are given as under,

S. No. Parameters Symbols Units Values


1 Pipeline Internal Diameter D inches 5.761
2 Pipeline Efficiency E 0.95
kilometers 12
3 Pipeline Length L
miles 7.456
psig 90
4 Inlet Pressure P1
psia 104.65
psig 0
5 Outlet Pressure P2
psia 14.65
°𝐹 60
6 Flowing Gas Temperature T
°𝑅 520
7 Gas Molecular Weight (HYSYS) MW lb/lbmole 17.552
8 Gas Specific Gravity G 0.6052
9 Base Pressure Pb psia 14.65
10 Base Temperature Tb °𝑅 520
11 Gas Compressibility (HYSYS) Z1 0.9789

Flow rate calculated by Weymouth equation is as under,

433.5 520 104.652 − 14.652


𝑄(𝑀𝑀𝑆𝐶𝐹𝐷) = × 0.95 × × 5.7612.667 × √
1000000 14.65 0.6052 × 7.456 × 520 × 0.9789
= 𝟑. 𝟑𝟕𝟑 𝑴𝑴𝑺𝑪𝑭𝑫