Marine Services

Bahrain Bay Modelling

OPERATION PRESSURE HAD TO BE ASSESSED FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT

ByrneLooby have been appointed to undertake the hydrodynamic modelling of a district cooling outfall as part of a design and build award to reroute the pipe on an alternative alignment. The scope of works included identifying the hydraulic impact of the diversion as well as the change in material to ascertain whether the discharge and associated diffuser configuration remained in line with the original specification and requirements. As part of the a steady state analysis was carried out to identify operating pressure and vehicle loading over the pipe checked to ensure that the maximum deflection on the pipe was not exceeded. A surge analysis of the pipe to evaluate the potential for pressure surges caused by transient events (pump start, stop, trip etc.) and to confirm that the pipeline and fitting can withstand the transient pressures

Scope of Project

  • Marine hydrodynamic analysis undertaken on outfall district cooling pipe
  • Steady state analysis to identify if required pressures are maintained
  • Assessment of change in pipe material undertaken
  • Surge analysis to ensure pipe fittings can withstand transient pressures to be undertaken

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