Journal of
Petroleum and Gas Engineering

  • Abbreviation: J. Petroleum Gas Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2677
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPGE
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 123

Article in Press

Numerical modelling of heat and mass transfer in a gas pipe conducting system : application to methane gas

Serge Samuel Bell, René Oum Lissouck, Rachel Raissa Ngono Mvondo

  •  Received: 18 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 18 May 2021
Methane is the principal component of natural gas. In order to be liquefied, it is has to pass through a compression station where its’ temperature is lowered. An experimental investigation of the temperature drop behaviour of methane gas has been carried out. The test section is a horizontal circular tube with an inner diameter of 6 mm, an outer diameter of 8 mm and a length of 1500 mm. The physical parameters of the gas are explicited. Extensive measurements of the temperature along the pipe were realized by considering an air temperature of 26 °C. A numerical approach of the heat and mass transfer problem was carried out thanks to the 4th ordered Runge-Kutta method. Numerical results showed a good agreement with experimental data.

Keywords: drop, natural gas, temperature, Runge – Kutta, simulation.