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## Chapter 5

6,895 Pa

MPa

2,900 psia

20.00 MPa

6

psia

10 Pa

6,895 Pa

MPa

2,100 psia

14.48 MPa

6

psia

10 Pa

5 C K

90 F

32 F

273 15

*. *

K 305.4 K

9 F

C

5 C K

45 F

32 F

273 15

*. *

K 280.4 K

9 F

C

0.3048 m

50 ft/s

15.24 m/s

ft

0.0254 m

*D*

*D*

20 in

0.508 m

o

1

in

*D*

0.508 m2

2

2

*A*

*A*

0 2027

*. *

m

o

1

4

4

Since the natural gas is assumed to be pure methane, we can obtain the molecular mass from Table A2 in Appendix A where we find *MW*

16 *. * 043 g/mol . The volume per mole of methane can be CH4

determined using the ideal gas law given by Eq. 5‐3 along with the value of the gas constant found in Table 5‐1. The volume per mole at the entrance is determined as

3

m Pa

8 314

*. *

305 4 *. * K

*RT*

mol K

4

3

*V n *

1 *. * 2 10 m */ * mol (1)

o

6

*p*

o

19 98

*. *

10 Pa

while the volume per mole at the exit is given by

*RT*

4

3

*V n *

1 5

*. * 3 10 m */ * mol

(2)

1

*p* 1

The gas densities at the entrance and exit of the pipeline are given by

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*MW* CH

16 043

*. *

g/mol

4

(

)

CH4 o

4

3

*V n*

1 2

*. * 10

m /mol

o

(3)

3

3

133 *, * 700 g/m

133 *. * 7 kg/m

*MW* CH

4

3

(

)

104 *. * 8 kg/m

(4)

CH4 1

1

*V n*

To perform a mass balance for the pipeline, we begin with the species mass balance given by

*d*

*dV * **v ** **n** *dA *

*r dV*

(5)

*A*

*A A*

*A*

*dt V*

*A*

*V*

Since there are no chemical reactions and there is no accumulation, the first and last terms in this result are zero and Eq. 5 simplifies to

*dA * 0

(6)

**v n**

*A A*

*A*

For a single component system, the species velocity is equal to the mass average velocity (see Chap. 4) and Eq. 6 takes the form

*dA * 0

(7)

**v n**

*A*

*A*

The control volume is constructed in the obvious manner, thus there is an entrance in Glenpool, OK and an exit in Lincoln, NE. Since the mass average velocity and the diameter of the pipeline are given, we express the mass balance as

(

) v *A*

(

) v *A *

(8)

CH4 o o

o

CH4 1 1

1

The only unknown in this result is the velocity of the gas at the exit of the pipeline. Solving for v we obtain

1

3

*A *(

)

o

CH

133 7

*. * kg/m

4 o

v

v

15 *. * 24 m/s

19 *. * 44 m/s

(9)

1

o

3

*A *(

)

1

CH

104 8

*. * kg/m

4 1

The mass flow rate is a constant given by