Drag Reducing Agents

The DRA Tracking application helps to determine the effectiveness of these additives and hence to save money. Drag Reducing Agents reduce the decrease of pressure caused by friction within the flow of a pipeline. Using DRA enables operators to increase pipeline flow capacity, reduce energy consumption, optimize efficiency and reduce line pressure.

The effectiveness of DRA injection is continuously analyzed and plotted like hydraulic profiles. With drag reduction, there are many factors which play a role in how well the drag is reduced including:

  • Temperature
  • Injected volume
  • Viscosity
  • Distance
  • Velocity
  • Elapsed time

The relationships of these factors are modeled using various pre-defined mathematical functions. The parameters of these functions can be modified to achieve best possible results.