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slug

Carl Schaschke

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199651450
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191744464
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1. A moving bullet-shaped gas pocket formed in multiphase fluid flow. In a vertical pipe or tube the slug is axially symmetrical and occupies most of the cross-sectional area of a pipe. In horizontal flow, the shape of the pocket has a curved nose and the shape is governed by buoyancy, ratio of gas to liquid, and their relative velocities....

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Subjects: Engineering and Technology

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