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Modeling Gas-Liquid Head Performance of Electrical Submersible Pumps

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Datong Sun

Baker Atlas, 2001 Rankin Road, Houston, Texas 77073

Mauricio Prado

University of Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 127(1), 31-38 (Mar 15, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1845473 History: Received August 16, 2004; Revised September 09, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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The gas and liquid distribution inside an impeller channel
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A pump stage of the pump
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Streamline geometric relationships
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Head performance comparison for the fourth stage of pump at gas flow rate 142 SCM/D (5000 SCF/D) and pump intake pressure 446,091 Pa (50 psig)
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Head performance comparison for the fourth stage of pump at gas flow rate 142 SCM/D (5000 SCF/D) and pump intake pressure 790,829 Pa (100 psig)
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Head performance comparison for the fourth stage of pump at gas flow rate 566 SCM/D (20,000 SCF/D) and pump intake pressure 790,829 Pa (100 psig)
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Head performance comparison for the fourth stage of pump at gas flow rate 1133 SCM/D (40,000 SCF/D) and pump intake pressure 1,135,566 Pa (150 psig)
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Head performance comparison for the fourth stage of pump at gas flow rate 1699 SCM/D (60,000 SCF/D) and pump intake pressure 1,480,304 Pa (200 psig)
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Head performance comparison for the fourth stage of pump at gas flow rate 2265 SCM/D (80,000 SCF/D) and pump intake pressure 1,825,042 Pa (250 psig)
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All data comparison between predicted pressure increments and measured pressure increments
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Pressure distribution along impeller channel and diffuser channel [intake gas void fraction 20% at pump intake 790,829 Pa (100 psig)]
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Pressure distribution along impeller channel and diffuser channel [intake gas void fraction 20% at pump intake 790,829 Pa (100 psig)]
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Gas void fraction distribution along impeller and diffuser channels with pump intake 790,829 Pa (100 psig)

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