Experimental Flexible Two-phase Loop for Quality Optimization of Piping Components  
Author M. Bevilacqua


Co-Author(s) F.E. Ciarapica; G. Giacchetta; B. Marchetti


Abstract This paper presents the development of an experimental plant to study fundamental parameters for quality improvement and safety assurance of several piping components working in two-phase flow conditions. The test rig has been equipped for testing three different kind of components: multiphase flow separation devices, orifice and valves, jet pumps. The rig has been used to assess performances and operating conditions of piping components, to determine experimental relationship between critical parameters and to validate mathematical models.


Keywords two-phase flow, piping components, flow separation devices, orifices, valves, design optimization
    Article #:  1944
Proceedings of the 19th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 5-7, 2013 - Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.