Symmetry Pipe relies on state-of-the-art thermodynamics that enable you to apply the same fluid characterization, physical properties, and phase equilibria throughout the gathering system, processing, refining, final products, and by-products. This provides a more consistent model and includes the ability to track all the components from end-to-end.
Integrated approach to optimize production
From a simple straight pipeline to a highly complex network, you can run integrated analyses in steady-state or transient mode. Use steady state for cases such as network debottlenecking. Transient conditions can be used to analyze flow assurance conditions, such as liquid loading, pigging scheduling, and slugging.
Ensure pipeline reliability
Pipeline reliability depends on continuous flow from wells to processing units, at a flow throughput rate that’s as close to the design rate as possible. Symmetry Pipe provides dynamic and steady-state analysis to help you
optimize design using thermohydraulics
assess multiphase production fluids through pipelines
predict, prevent, and remediate flow stoppages, such as slugging, wax, and hydrates.
Consistent property package across the integrated system
Symmetry process simulation software has a consistent property package and fluid characterization that can be used throughout the simulator with both steady-state and dynamic engines.
Fluid characterization suitable for different operations
The platform contains a variety of fluid characterization methods for systems, ranging from heavy oil to liquids produced with gas. Simulations can use a consistent slate of components, regardless of the number of different fluids when using n-paraffin, isoparaffin, olefin, naphthene, and aromatic (PIONA) -based characterizations. These types of fluids track the molecular structure of the different sources, enabling you to consistently estimate property when material is blended.