September 2018, Vol. 245, No. 9

Features

Strategies for Managing Black Powder in Sales Gas Pipelines

By: M. El-Sherik, Research and Development Center, Saudi Aramco Black powder has proved to be a serious problem for gas pipeline operations, and mitigation efforts have proven to be challenging. Gas pipeline operators employ removal and prevention strategies, separate or in combination, to mitigate and manage black powder impacts on operations and customers. Proper selection of mitigation and control schemes requires prior knowledge of composition, properties and formation mechanisms of black powder. Figure1: Fine black powder collected at scraper door receiver of a sales gas pipeline. The best black powder management practice usually

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