Wax Deposition: Experimental Characterizations, Theoretical Modeling, and Field Practices covers the entire spectrum of knowledge on wax deposition. The book delivers a detailed description of the thermodynamic and transport theories for wax deposition modeling as well as a comprehensive review of laboratory testing for the establishment of appropriate field control strategies.
Offering valuable insight from academic research and the flow assurance industry, this balanced text:Discusses the background of wax deposition, including the cause of the phenomenon, the magnitude of the problem, and its impact on petroleum productionIntroduces laboratory techniques and theoretical models to measure and predict key parameters of wax precipitation, such as the wax appearance temperature and the wax precipitation curveExplains how to conduct and interpret laboratory experiments to benchmark different wax deposition models, to better understand wax deposition behaviors, and to predict wax deposit growth for the fieldPresents various models for wax deposition, analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of each and evaluating the differences between the assumptions usedProvides numerous examples of how field management strategies for wax deposition can be established based on laboratory testing and modeling work
Wax Deposition: Experimental Characterizations, Theoretical Modeling, and Field aids flow assurance engineers in identifying the severity and controlling the problem of wax deposition. The book also shows students and researchers how fundamental principles of thermodynamics, heat, and mass transfer can be applied to solve a problem common to the petroleum industry.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 15 mm
"... covers the entire spectrum of knowledge on wax deposition. It not only introduces the background, basic concepts, experiments, modeling, and field operations of wax deposition, but also presents the latest research achievements and trends in this field. ... Highly valuable for researchers and engineers."
-Jinjun Zhang, China University of Petroleum - Beijing
"A useful methodological approach for tackling industrial wax deposition problems is clearly conveyed in this work, encompassing fundamental theory, scale-up, as well as practical application. ... An unassuming pedagogical style, supported by uncluttered illustrations, allows the reader to quickly absorb and master the smorgasbord of non-trivial intricacies which accompany wax deposition analysis."
-Kristofer Gunnar Paso, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
"... covers nearly every aspect of wax deposition-related research, from fluid analysis and deposition measurements to thermodynamic modeling, kinetic deposition modeling, and field application. Engineers and researchers in the area of flow assurance will benefit a lot from this book. This could also inspire students, researchers in the field of transport phenomena, and thermodynamics and process engineers to further explore the remaining challenges."
-Shuxin Hou, Statoil, Stavanger, Norway
"At last, a powerful tool for the flow assurance engineer. ... All we need to know on wax deposition is gathered in a sole work."
-Thierry Palermo, Total S.A., Paris, France
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