"ADA" Pressure MIT Table II



          2-3/8"  (4.6 or 4.7 lb./ft.)   .0217 cu. ft./ft.
          4-1/2"  (9.5 lb./ft.)          .0912 cu. ft./ft.
          5-1/2"  (13.0 lb./ft.)         .1387 cu. ft./ft.
          7"      (17.0 lb./ft.)         .2331 cu. ft./ft.


    Full "T" - 303 Cubic Feet          Full "K" - 228 Cubic Feet
    (Empty - 1.74 Cubic Feet)          (Empty - 1.53 Cubic Feet)


           F          Full  "T"                  Full  "K"
            0          2,290 psi                  1,910 psi
           25          2,415 psi                  2,015 psi
           50          2,540 psi                  2,115 psi
           70          2,640 psi                  2,200 psi
           95          2,765 psi                  2,305 psi


-  Determine the Calculated Achievable Test Pressure   Pt

-  Determine the Test Pressure Ratio          Rt  = 1 + Pt / 14.7

-  Determine the Wellhead Pressure Ratio      Rwh = 1 + Pwh / 14.7

-  Determine the Cylinder Compression Ratio   Rcl = Vcl / vcl

-  Determine the gas required in standard cubic feet

Vt = (D x Fc x Rt - d x Fc x Rwh) / (1 - Rt / Rcl)

   D  is depth to perforations or injection zone
   d  is depth to fluid
is casing volume factor from table above

-  Determine the number of cylinders required (round answer up)

N = Vt / Vcl

   Vcl is cylinder capacity from table above

The assumption is made that all cylinders are "ganged".  Sequential cylinder use is more efficient, adds a safety margin, and is recommended.  It is also prudent to use at least 110% of calculated gas volume.  It should be noted that it is now common practice for nitrogen cylinders to be overfilled by 10% (a "+" is stamped in the neck area of such cylinders), thus adding an inherent gas volume safety margin when such cylinders are available.

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