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Un Balance Liquid Level Of Central Separator Ulubelu Geothermal Power

Weekly Progress Report No. 9


(21/05/18 – 25/05/18)
Date: 25/05/2018
1.0 This Week’s Progress

 Setup Simulation

 Separator

 Outlet Brine

 Running Simulation

 Separator

 Outlet Brine

 CFD Result

 Outlet Brine

 Separator

2.0 Next Week’s Work Plan

 CFD Verification and Validation (Separator and Outlet Brine)

3.0 Issues / Concerns

3.1 Setup Simulation

3.1.1 Separator
Geometry

Figure 1 Geometry Separator


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Meshing

Figure 2 Meshing Separator

The element quality of meshing result is shown below:

Number of elements 1.309.805


Minimum element quality 0.00553
Maximum element quality 0.83
Average element quality 1

Setup Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation


Fluid properties set in the simulation are presented in the table below:

Boundary Condition
Mass Flow Brine 174 [kg/s]
Boundary Details
From Inlet Mass Flow Steam 35 [kg/s]
Header to Sep Fraction Brine 0.15
Fluid Values
Fraction Steam 0.85
Outlet to Brine
Boundary Details Av. Static Pressure 7.3 Bar
Outlet
Outlet to
Boundary Details Av. Static Pressure 7.0 Bar
Steam Outlet

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3.1.2 Outlet Brine

Geometry

Figure 3 Geometry Outlet Brine

Meshing

Figure 4 Mesh Outlet Brine

Setup Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation


Outlet pressure [bar] 6.8
Inlet from Separator 6 246
Inlet mass flow (kg/s) Inlet from Separator 5 174
Inlet from Separator 4 312

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Definition of fluid is represented in the table below:

Reference Pressure 1 atm


m/
Grav X Dirn 0 2
s
m/
Grav Y Dirn 0
Basic Setting s2
Bouyant
m/
Grav Z Dirn -9.81 2
s
kg/
Buoy Ref.Density 4.467
m2
Option Isothermal
Fluid Model Fluid Temperature 178 C
Turbulence K-epsilon
Fluid Pair Models Surf Tension Coeff 0.072 N/m
Initialization Static Pressure 7.2 bar
3.2 Running Simulation

3.2.1 Separator

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3.2.2 Outlet Brine

Figure 6 Convergence History Outlet Brine Simulation

3.3 Result

3.3.1 Outlet Brine

Mass flow and total pressure in inlets and outlet


Location Mass Flow (kg/s) Total Pressure (bar)
Inlet from Sep 6 246 6.82
Inlet from Sep 5 174 6.81
Inlet from Sep 4 312 6.82
Outlet 732 6.80

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Total Pressure Contour

Figure 7 Pressure Contour Outlet Brine

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