Effect of Temperature on The Performance of Naphtha and Kerosene as Viscosity Reduction Agents for Improving Flow Ability of Basrah-Iraq Heavy Crude Oil

Authors

  • Ali Nasir Khalaf Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Basrah, Iraq
  • Asaad A. Abdullah Department of Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Basrah, Iraq
  • Raheem Khazal Al-Sabur Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Basrah, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.84.1.135147

Keywords:

Temperature, drag reduction agent (DRA), crude oil, naphtha, kerosene

Abstract

Naphtha and kerosene are mixed with Iraqi heavy crude oil at different concentrations rounded between (3-12) wt.%, in order to reduce viscosity to enhance its followability. This research investigated drag reduction (%Dr) in heavy oil mixtures at different flow rates (2 to 10 m3/hr) in temperature range 20-50C. The experimental results proved that Naphtha offered 40% reduction in pressure drop. The Power law model was adopted in this study to empirically correlate fiction factor (f) and the percentage of drag reduction(%Dr) from experimental data for Reynolds number range (534– 14695) and the concentration range from 3 to12 wt.%.

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2021-07-02

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Khalaf, A. N., Abdullah, A. A. ., & Al-Sabur, R. K. . (2021). Effect of Temperature on The Performance of Naphtha and Kerosene as Viscosity Reduction Agents for Improving Flow Ability of Basrah-Iraq Heavy Crude Oil. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 84(1), 135–147. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.84.1.135147

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