Uses finite element analysis to calculate temperature profiles and heat transfer for any general geometry


FEMtherm supports effective screening of temperature effects on a wide range of bundle geometries and burial configurations to ensure safe conditions during normal operations. The module also predicts the impact of temperature changes during shut-down and start-up procedures. Examples of possible workflows are: 

  • Determining the spatial temperature distribution in pipeline bundle cross sections
  • Investigating the effect of thermal insulation
  • Examining heat exchange between pipelines in the same bundle, for example when considering pipeline heating during shut-in or prior to start-up
  • Analysis of the temperature field in the soil around buried pipelines

Typical cases

Transient simulations of heat and fluid flow for:

  • Bundled pipelines
  • Buried and half-buried pipelines
  • Complex risers
  • Heating, cooling, and heat exchange effects
  • Well completion
  • Thermal interaction between wells