Design of a Pipeline Leakage Detection System

( Vol-4,Issue-5,May 2017 ) OPEN ACCESS

Maidala. A Y, Odujoko A.O., Sadjere E.G., Ariavie G.O


Pipeline leakage, Star CCM+, Pressure and Simulation.


Pipeline leakage has both economical and environmental effect. This research work is aimed at the design of a pipeline leakage detection system. In this research work, pressure analysis and K-epsilon turbulence model is one of the common turbulence models used by star CCM+ in resolving fluid flow and is used in this simulation. The parameters used were velocity of fluid (crude oil and gas) and pressure. Different velocities (5m/s, 20m/s, etc.) were used to determined increase or drop pressure. The results from the research work show that excessive drop in pressure is as a result of pipeline leakage and this is mostly likely to occur at the highest bent in the pipeline.

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