Flowmaster V7 for
Oil & Gas Applications


Offshore - Upstream & Exploration - Downstream & Refining - Storage & Distribution
Requirements Simulation Products OnshoreSubseaTopsidesPipelinesCompressor Stations

Pipelines

Pipelines are the backbone of the oil & gas industry, allowing companies to transport and deliver their product in the most cost efficient manner. 

The different stages of a pipeline from long transmission pipelines that require detailed thermal and pressure drop calculations, to distribution systems which require the ability to solve highly branched networks can provide a challenge for most simulation tools. 

Flowmaster V7 provides pipeline engineers the ability to model either type of network in both steady state and transient conditions for both liquids and gases.


For transmission pipelines Flowmaster V7 allow engineers to understand a range of possible design issues including the pipeline size, changing elevation, and varying environmental temperatures on the flow of the system.  Flowmaster V7 can also be used to investigate the effect that operational procedures may have on the system such as pump or compressor station start-up/shut-down, rapid valve closure, and changes in delivery requirements to ensure the pipeline operates safely and reliably.

For more complex systems such as gas or liquid distribution systems, Flowmaster V7 allows engineers to quickly construct a model to understand the pressure/flow distribution through the many sections of the system.  Flowmaster V7 provides users with the ability to determine the required size for components such as pipes, orifices and valve openings to achieve a required flow rate using the Flow Balancing capability.

Flowmaster V7 allows engineers to:

  • Perform pressure surge (water hammer) analysis
    Use small time steps to accurately simulate fast transients

  • Understand the fully elastic behaviour of pipelines

  • Size and optimise components and pipes

  • Perform failsafe scenarios and planning (rapid valve closure, sudden pump trip)