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Written by Hayder Abdulbari   
Thursday, 19 January 2012 05:27

 

Drag Reduction in Pipelines

Drag can be defined as the drop in pressure per unit length when fluid flows in a pipe. While, drag reduction is the power recovering in the flow of fluid in the pipe by addition of a small amount of chemical additives to a solvent in turbulent flow in order to decrease the pressure drop. Since in a whole host of widely differing engineering devices, the operating power largely used in overcoming turbulent drag, the prospect of drastically reducing drag is an exciting one, implying possibilities of great commercial benefits.

Achievements :

In the past few years, the drag reduction group accomplished large numbers of scientific achievements in the field such as :

 

1- Patents:

1-   PI 20091070 Filed in March 2009 for “Drag reducing agent, associated methods and apparatus”.

 

2-   PI 20093724Field in September 2009 for “ Drag Reducing agent, Cocoa Husk Mucilage as a new drag reducing agent in pipelines carrying aqueous media”.

 

3-   PI 20091794  Field in May 2009 for “A NOVEL DRAG REDUCTION AGENT”, HALBA MUCILAGE AS NEW NATURAL FLOW IMPROVING AGENT IN PIPELINES CARRYING LIQUIDS IN TURBULENT MODE.

 

4-   PI 20092946Field in July 2009 for “A Drag Reducing Composition”, Natural Polymer Mucilage Compound Formulation as drag reducing agent for liquid transportation through pipelines.

 

5-   PI 20091830Field in May 2009 for “A Drag Reducing Agent (DRA)”, Okra Mucilage as a new drag reducing agent for liquid transportation through pipelines.

 

6-   PI20100225Filed 18 Jan 2010 for “A NOVEL DRAG REDUCTION AGENT” , FORMULATION OF NEW ORGANIC FIBERS FROM PADDY HUSK AS FLOW IMPROVER IN TURBULENT FLOW SYSTEM.

 

7-   PI2010001452Filed 1st April 2010 for “A NOVEL PLANT DERIVED POLYMER DRAG REDUCING AGENT” , FORMULATION OF NEW ORGANIC DRAG REDUCING AGENT USING NATURAL MUCILAGE EXTRACTED FROM HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS LINN LEAVES.

 

8-   PI2010001345Filed 26th March 2010 for “EFB FIBER DRAG REDUCING AGENT”, EMPTY FRUIT BUNCH FIBER AS DRAG REDUCING AGENT FOR AQUEOUS MEDIA FLOWING THROUGH PIPELINES.

 

9-   PI2010003973Filed 24th August 2010 for “APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRAG REDUCTION USING CHAIN ASSEMBLY”.

 

10-   PI2010004650Filed 4th October 2010 for “A  NOVEL METHOD FOR REMOVING CONTAMINANTS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTION”.

 

11-   PI2011001146Filed 21st March 2011 for “A Drag Reducing Composition and Method Thereof”.

 

12-   PI2011001486Filed 4th April 2011 for “APARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRAG REDUCTION.

 

13-   PI2011001487Filed 4th April 2011 for “AN APARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRAG RDUCTION IN PIPELINES CARRYING GAS OIL”.

 

14-   PI2011001488Filed 4th April 2011 for “A METHOD FOR REDUCING THE DRAG IN PIPELINES AND/OR LIKE”.

 

15-   PI2011001489Filed 4th April 2011 for “A NOVEL PLANT-DERIVED POLYMER DRAG REDUCING AGENT”.

 

16-   PI2011001490Filed 4th April 2011 for “A NOVEL PLANT-DERIVED POLYMER DRAG REDUCING AGENT AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME”.

 

2- Awards

 

1-   Gold MedalFor the best invention in industrial equipments in the Invention & New Product Exposition (INPEX 2011), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 15-17 June 2011, for the Invention entitled “Novel Mechanical Technique to Improve the Flow in Pipes”.

 

2-   Gold MedaliniENA, International Trade Fair for “Ideas-Inventions-New Products Exhibition, 28th -31st October 2010, Nuremberg Trade Fair Center, Nuremberg, Germany,for the invention titled” Aloe Vera Mucilage as New Flow Improving Agent in pipelines Carrying Liquids in Turbulent Mode”.

 

3-   Gold Medal in Malaysia Technology Expo(MTE) 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009, 4 – 6 February 2010, for the invention titled “Formulation a New Multipurpose Grease using Bleaching Earth and Cooking Oil Wastes (From Waste to Wealth)

 

4-   Special Award “ The Best Invention Award”, in Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009, 19 – 21 February2009, for the invention titled “Formulation of High Performance, Multipurpose Grease using Gypsum from Titanium Dioxide Manufacturing Wastes”.

 

5-   Gold Medalin Soule International Invention Fair, SIIF 2009 , Seoul South Korea , December 2009, for the invention titled” Extraction of new natural polymeric Drag Reducing Agent mucilage from cocoa fruits waste (From waste to Wealth)”.

 

6-   Gold MedalinBio-malaysia 2009 Conference and Exhibition, BIOINNO AWARDS, 17th -20th November 2009, KLCC Exhibition Centre for the invention titled” Aloe Vera Mucilage as New Flow Improving Agent in pipelines Carrying Liquids in Turbulent Mode”.

 

7-   Gold Medalin the 37th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 2009, 1st – 5th April 2009, for the invention titled “Formulation of High Performance, Multipurpose Grease using Gypsum from Titanium Dioxide Manufacturing Wastes”.

 

8-   Gold Medalin Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009, 19 – 21 February2009, for the invention titled “Formulation of High Performance, Multipurpose Grease using Gypsum from Titanium Dioxide Manufacturing Wastes”.

 

9-   Gold Medalin the 19th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition, ITEX 2008, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2008, 9th – 11th May 2008, for the invention titled “Natural Polymer Mucilage Compound formulation as Drag reducing Agent (NDR2) for liquids Transportation Through pipelines”.

 

10- Gold Medal in Bio-malaysia 2008 Conference and Exhibition, BIOINNO AWARDS, 7th -9th October 2008, KLCC Exhibition Centre for the invention titled” Formulation of New Natural Organic Drag Reducing Agent by Combining Chitosan and Okra Mucilage”.

 

11- Silver Medal in Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009, 17 – 19 February2010, for the invention titled “Novel mechanical technique to improve the flow in pipelines ( UMP Octopus) ”.

 

12- Silver Medal in Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009, 4 – 6 February2010, for the invention titled “Paddy Husk Wastes as a New Natural Solid Flow Improver for Turbulent Liquid Flow in Pipelines”.

 

13- Silver Medal  in International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition, ITEX 2011, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2011, 14th – 16th May 2010 for the title “Novel Mechanical Device to Improve the Flow in Pipelines ”.

 

14- Silver Medal  in International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition, ITEX 2010, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2009, 14th – 16th May 2010 for the title “formulation of new drag reducing agent using natural mucilage extravted from hibiscus rosa-sinesis linn leaves”.

 

15-  Silver Medal in Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009, 19 – 21 February2009, for the invention titled “A New Novel Technique for Reducing the Pumping Power Losses in Pipelines Carrying High Temperature Liquids Using Minute Quantities of Suspended Solids”.

 

16- Silver Medal in the 37th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 2009, 1st – 5th April 2009, for the invention titled “A New Novel Technique for Reducing the Pumping Power Losses in Pipelines Carrying High Temperature Liquids Using Minute Quantities of Suspended Solids”.

 

17- Silver Medal in Soule International Invention Fair, SIIF 2008 , Seoul South Korea , 11th to 15th of December 2008, for the invention titled” Formulation of New Natural Organic Drag Reducing Agent by Combining Chitosan and Okra Mucilage”.

 

18- Silver Medal in the International Exposition of Research and Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning 2007 , 10-12 August 2007 , Kuala Lumpur Convention centre (KLCC), PECIPTA , for the invention “ Formulation of a new Drag Reducing Agent Compound (NDR1) Using Natural Materials” .

 

19-  Silver Medalin the UMP Quality Research Exhibition 2007, Kuantan,Pahang, for the  Title “ Formulation of a new Drag Reducing Agent Compound (NDR1) Using Natural Materials”.

 

20-  Bronze Medal  in International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition, ITEX 2008, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2009, 15th – 18th May 2009 for the title “HALBA MUCILAGE AS NEW NATURAL FLOW IMPROVING AGENT IN PIPELINES CARRYING LIQUIDS IN TURBULENT MODE”.

 

21-  Bronze Medal  in the International Exposition of Research and Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning 2009 , 08th -10th  October 2009 , Kuala Lumpur Convention centre (KLCC), PECIPTA , for the invention “Extraction of new natural polymeric Drag Reducing Agent mucilage from cocoa fruits waste (From waste to Wealth)” .

 

 

 

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