Mathematical modeling and test data were used to predict the temperatures of equipment in API fire testing. The thermal response of these systems is used to select critical parts for fire-resistant equipment. Conditions of internal components were found to be calculable on the basis of defined test criteria.
Keywords:engineering, upstream oil & gas, wellhead equipment, expansion, conductivity, thermal expansion, test criteria, phase change, interference, spec
Subjects:Safety, Wellhead Design
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