CASING VOLUME FACTOR Fc
2-3/8" (4.6 or 4.7 lb./ft.) .0217 cu. ft./ft.NITROGEN CYLINDER CAPACITY Vcl (vcl)
4-1/2" (9.5 lb./ft.) .0912 cu. ft./ft.
5-1/2" (13.0 lb./ft.) .1387 cu. ft./ft.
7" (17.0 lb./ft.) .2331 cu. ft./ft.
Full "T" - 303 Cubic Feet Full "K" - 228 Cubic FeetCYLINDER TEMPERATURE / PRESSURE CORRECTION (+10% Fill Cylinders)
(Empty - 1.74 Cubic Feet) (Empty - 1.53 Cubic Feet)
ºF Full "T" Full "K"QUANTITY CALCULATION
0 2,290 psi 1,910 psi
25 2,415 psi 2,015 psi
50 2,540 psi 2,115 psi
70 2,640 psi 2,200 psi
95 2,765 psi 2,305 psi
- Determine the Calculated Achievable Test Pressure PtVt = (D x Fc x Rt - d x Fc x Rwh) / (1 - Rt / Rcl)
- Determine the Test Pressure Ratio Rt = 1 + Pt / 14.7
- Determine the Wellhead Pressure Ratio Rwh = 1 + Pwh / 14.7
- Determine the Cylinder Compression Ratio Rcl = Vcl / vcl
- Determine the gas required in standard cubic feet
where:N = Vt / Vcl
D is depth to perforations or injection zone
d is depth to fluid
Fc is casing volume factor from table above
- Determine the number of cylinders required (round answer up)
Vcl is cylinder capacity from table above
The assumption is made that all cylinders are "ganged". Sequential cylinder use is more efficient, adds a safety margin, and is recommended. It is also prudent to use at least 110% of calculated gas volume. It should be noted that it is now common practice for nitrogen cylinders to be overfilled by 10% (a "+" is stamped in the neck area of such cylinders), thus adding an inherent gas volume safety margin when such cylinders are available.| Home | Tech & Tips | UIC MIT Menu | Back..."ADA" Pressure MIT |
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