Module Goal: To introduce you to quantification in fluid phase behavior.
Module Objective: To quantitatively and qualitatively compare ideal and real gas behavior.
The ultimate purpose of this text is to build a firm knowledge of the phase behavior of fluids. With this understanding, we will be able to establish the basis and rationale upon which phase behavior applications in production systems are grounded. We are using the word production in a generic sense, that is, where it pertains to reservoir, pipeline, and the surface production (of any produced fluid).
- 6.4: Real Gases
- In reality, no gas behaves ideally. Therefore, the ideal EOS is not useful for practical applications, although it is important as the basis of our understanding of gas behavior. Even though the ideal model is not reliable for real engineering applications, we have to keep in mind that the ideal gas EOS is the starting point of all modern approaches.