(2019032) DEVELOPMENT OF A ROD GUIDE MODEL WHICH GENERATES A MINIMUM LEVEL OF TURBULENCE, PERFORMING CFD ANALYSIS AND HYDRODYNAMIC COMPARISONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT GUIDE DESIGNS

Presenters

Ricardo Padron, Tenaris

A hydrodynamic analysis for different rod guide designs simulating downhole fluid conditions was made using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, which is widely used for solving the partial differential equations of fluid motion by discrete approximation.  A particular turbulence kinetic energy graphic for each guide sample was created and compared to each other. The results shows a significant difference between the samples and the new rod guide design with conclusive proof of a better hydrodynamic performance.