Acoustic and Flow Induced Vibration


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Upcoming Course

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PST0132-201702  28 Aug 2017  30 Aug 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Richard Palmer   Register
PST0132-201703  18 Sep 2017  20 Sep 2017  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 2995  Richard Palmer   Register

Past Course

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        Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D. 
        Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D. 
PST0132-201401  18 Aug 2014  20 Aug 2014  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Richard Palmer 
PST0132-201501  20 Apr 2015  22 Apr 2015  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Richard Palmer 
PST0132-201502  07 Sep 2015  09 Sep 2015  Bangkok, Thailand  SGD 2995  Richard Palmer 
PST0132-201503  23 Nov 2015  25 Nov 2015  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Richard Palmer 
PST0132-201601  23 May 2016  25 May 2016  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Richard Palmer 
PST0132-201701  10 Apr 2017  12 Apr 2017  Bangkok, Thailand  SGD 2995  Richard Palmer 

Failures of piping systems in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries can lead to damage of assets, personal injury and loss of life. Piping failure can be caused by excessive vibration, in the form of high levels of acoustic energy (AIV), or by flow turbulence (FIV) created by shear forces within the piping system.


A desire for increased ow rates, the use of ‘thin’ wall piping, the growing demand to reduce mass, the requirement for fast activating valves and use of longer piping has led to a rise in the number of potential piping failures. Although the phenomenon of induced vibration has been understood since the 1950s (in the aerospace industry), it is only more recently that process and piping engineers have had to consider these impacts in the preliminary and detailed design phases of their projects.

 

As a leading provider of AIV and FIV assessment for the oil and gas industry WKC offer bespoke training in the assessment and evaluation of AIV and FIV training.

  • Acoustically-induced vibration - including description of relevant AIV methodologies and codes (EI, CONCAWE, Exxon, Eisinger).
  • Flow-induced vibration - using EI Guidelines.
  • Application of the assessment methodologies and mitigation measures used during the design phase of a project to minimize the risk of induced vibration.

DAY 1

  • Introduction
  • AIV Assessment and Mitigation

 

DAY 2

  • AIV ‘Real Word’ Case Study Examples
  • FIV Assessment and Mitigation
     

DAY 3

  • FIV Case Study Examples
  • Small Bore Connection (SBC) Assessment
     
  • Enable participants to be able to undertake an AIV an FIV assessment following good industry practice.
  • Allow participants to gain an understanding of the prediction, screening and assessment procedures.
  • Provide participants with an oversight of design measures that can be implemented in order to minimise the risk of induced vibration.
  • Provide worked examples of the application of the assessment methodologies during the design phase of a project.

The course is aimed at professionals who have involvement in the design of oil and gas assets, who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of how AIV and FIV assessments are carried out and gain some practical experience in undertaking such studies.

 

The course is primarily aimed at Project Managers, Process Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers.

Aaron A. Zick, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Biography


President, Zick Technologies (Since 10/93).

Petroleum engineering consulting and software development, specializing in the area of reservoir fluid phase behavior modeling. References available on request. Key achievements:

-Developed numerous equation-of-state and black-oil fluid characterizations for various major oil companies and as a sub-contractor for Pera A/S.

-Recommended phase behavior experimentation and modeling guidelines for several major oil companies.

-Wrote PhazeComp, a new, state-of-the-art program from Zick Technologies for equation-of-state phase behavior modeling, reservoir fluid characterization, and the robust, efficient calculation of minimum miscibility conditions.

-Wrote Streamz, unique Petrostreamz A/S software for translating, manipulating, and managing vast quantities of fluid stream information.

-Designed and helped write Pipe-It, unique Petrostreamz A/S software for managing and manipulating petroleum resources, processes, and projects.

-Taught numerous industry courses on phase behavior, equations of state, reservoir fluid characterization, and miscible gas injection processes.

-Designed and helped implement a new set of equation-of-state routines for the in-house reservoir simulator of a major oil company.

-Advised the architects of a major commercial reservoir simulator on ways to significantly improve their equation-of-state routines.

 

Director of Research, Reservoir Simulation Research Corporation (6/91–10/93).

Responsible for the research and development of more efficient, accurate, and reliable techniques for modeling reservoir fluid phase behavior within MORE® (a fully-compositional, equation-of-state reservoir simulator). Also responsible for improving three-dimensional visualization of reservoir simulator output, and for occasional consulting work. Key achievements:

-Designed and implemented new equation-of-state solution algorithms for MORE®, improving both efficiency and robustness while using less memory.

-Developed a powerful and flexible interface between MORE® and TECPLOT™ (three-dimensional surface contouring software from AMTEC Engineering).

 

Senior Principal Research Engineer, ARCO Oil and Gas Company (9/83–5/91).

Developed expertise in reservoir fluid phase behavior, phase behavior modeling, compositional reservoir simulation, and relative permeability modeling.  Designed and analyzed PVT experiments. Created equation-of-state reservoir fluid characterizations. Developed ARCO’s phase behavior modeling software and relative permeability modeling software. Helped develop several of ARCO’s compositional and limited compositional reservoir simulators. Key achievements:

-Discovered the true, condensing/vaporizing mechanism of oil displace­ment by enriched hydrocarbon gases.

-Represented ARCO on the Prudhoe Bay co-owners’ Enhanced Oil Recovery Task Force for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Designed and analyzed most of the PVT and slim-tube experiments for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Created the equation-of-state reservoir fluid characterization adopted by the operating companies for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Developed the miscibility pressure correlations used by the facility operators for the Prudhoe Bay Miscible Gas Project.

-Developed EOSPHASE, a then state-of-the-art program for equation-of-state phase behavior modeling, reservoir fluid characterization, and the robust, efficient calculation of minimum miscibility conditions.

-Developed SLIMTUBE, a special-purpose, equation-of-state simulator for slim-tube displacements.

-Developed new, compositionally-consistent, three-phase relative perme­ability models for ARCO’s compositional simulators and wrote data-fitting software for those models.

-Developed the phase behavior and relative permeability routines for a new, limited compositional reservoir simulator and assisted on other aspects of it.

-Continually added improvements to various in-house reservoir simulators.

-Regularly taught in-house courses on the phase behavior of miscible gas displacement processes.

 

IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

A. A. Zick, “A Combined Condensing/Vaporizing Mechanism in the Displacement of Oil by Enriched Gases,” presented at the 61st Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, New Orleans, LA (October, 1986).

D. E. Tang and A. A. Zick, “A New Limited Compositional Reservoir Simulator,” presented at the 12th SPE Symposium on Reservoir Simulation, New Orleans, LA (March, 1993).