+91 4442658747
ifluids engineering LOGO

Surge Analysis

Pipelines are the safest and convenient way of transportation of fluids, either liquid or gas. Any pipeline has fittings such as valve, elbow, reducer, etc. In addition, there are curvature and difference in elevation along the path of the pipeline. When the flow through the pipeline is suddenly stopped due to any emergency or operational reasons, the sudden change of momentum contributes to increase or decrease the pressure very quickly. The impact of such sudden increase or decrease in pressure is quite significant and this can have a severe effect on the operation and safety of the entire pipeline. Therefore, Surge analysis has become critical for the design and maintenance of the pipeline to avoid any catastrophic failure.

IFluids engineers are experts in performing the surge analysis for the whole pipeline, including the pumps and valves. During the analysis, the characteristics of the pipeline are collected from the client. The inputs for performing the surge analysis are

  • Characteristics of the pipeline
  • Type of fluid
  • Type of pumps, valves, and fittings

Based on these inputs, the surge analysis is performed by using various software packages. The simulation is performed by manipulating the parameters, like changing the flow rate, tripping off the control valves, operating conditions, closure of valves, etc. and studying its effect on the pipeline.  

Software that can be used:

  • Pipeline Studio
  • Hytran
  • Flowmaster
  • WANDA
  • Hammer
  • AFT Impulse
  • PIPENET
  • PTRAN
  • PASS/Hydro system
  • Flownex Simulation Environment

After performing the simulation, it depends on the technical expertise and experience of the analyst, to examine and suggest a desirable solution. We have the team to provide you the necessary support and deliver the expected result. The deliverables are mainly

  • Basic engineering design
  • Surge analysis report and necessary recommendation
  • Technical assistance
  • Control philosophy

Methodology:

Pipenet-schematic

Our Experience:

Client

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

Client Location

Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Project

Surge Analysis Study of Product Pipelines at Rajahmundry Terminal

Client

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Client Location

Gujarat

Project

Surge Analysis Study of station Piping of HAZIRA, Ralam and Navagam Terminals

Client

Gail (India) Limited

Client Location

Vijaypur, M.P.

Project

Surge Analysis of 06" DIA. GPU Vijaipur to IOCL LPG Pipeline

Client

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Client Location

Kolakata, West Bengal

Project

Surge Analysis Jetty PL @ Kolkata

ifluids engineering LOGO
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram