2007 Abstract, H.J. Duhon, SPE, and K.M. Annadorai, SPE, Gibson Applied Technology and Engineering
This paper presents an overview of a systems approach to the design and troubleshooting of IRCVs (Injection Rate Control Valves) used in deepwater chemical injection systems. The inherent problems associated with these simple flow regulators stem largely from the failure of design engineers to take a systems view in design. Along with the application of lessons learned from previous IRCV system failures, this systems approach provides a design method which will allow users to avoid many of the pitfalls inherent in design, installation, testing, commissioning and operation of IRCV systems.
Source: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 11-14 November 2007, Anaheim, California, U.S.A.
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