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# Natural Gas Density

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 06:43 AM

I know the gas density at 0 deg c and 1 atm pressure, would appreciate if anyone can let me know how to calculate the gas density at the supply pressure and temperature which is 675 psi and 46 deg C.

### #2 ankur2061

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:00 AM

QUOTE (avtar @ Apr 3 2009, 07:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know the gas density at 0 deg c and 1 atm pressure, would appreciate if anyone can let me know how to calculate the gas density at the supply pressure and temperature which is 675 psi and 46 deg C.

Avtar,

You will require your natural gas composition besides the operating pressure and temperature.

Also look at one of the previous posts on the forum:

http://www.cheresour...compressibility

As I have repeated time and again, use the search feature of the forum to look for answers to your prospective queries. Most of the times you will find your answers and will not require to post.

Regards,
Ankur.

### #3 JoeWong

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:13 AM

Beside what Ankur has proposed, following may assist you :

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:27 AM

Thanks Ankur,

The spreadsheets you posted were very helpful and I was able to work out the density of gas at higher pressure. Do we have any similar equations to calculate the specific heat at different gas supply pressures?

Would appreciate if you could post it at your earliest convenience.

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Avtar

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:30 AM

Thanks Joe,

The equations you posted were good to calculate the volume at different operating conditions but I was more interested to know the mass flow rate and therefore equation posted by Ankur was more applicable in my case.

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Avtar

### #6 ankur2061

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:53 AM

Avtar,

Make a separate post for specific heat and I will reply to you. Please don't mix topics.

Regard,
Ankur.

### #7 kuldeepd

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:10 AM

hope this helps
http://www.processca...as_Density.aspx

### #8 chemtan

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:59 PM

For density, just look back at chemical engineering basics:

D = (PM)/(RT)

D = Density
P = Pressure
M = Gas Mol.wt
R = Gas Constt
T = Temperature

### #9 ankur2061

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE (chemtan @ Apr 21 2009, 11:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For density, just look back at chemical engineering basics:

D = (PM)/(RT)

D = Density
P = Pressure
M = Gas Mol.wt
R = Gas Constt
T = Temperature

Chemtan,

You seem to forget the compressibility factor Z in the denominator of the equation, which is absolutely essential when dealing with gases at higher pressures.

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### #10 chemtan

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:50 AM

Thanks Ankur... I got too deep in basics - into Higher Secondary level

So the correct formula:

D= (PM)/(ZRT)

Where,
Z = compressibility factor