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Although researchers claim to have cracked the formula for a supersonic car (SSC) capable of reaching a record speed of 1000 mph (1600 kmph) and the ability to cope with the aerodynamic characteristics of travelling that fast, I am here to say… “Meh - been there, done that!”

Unfortunately, there has been some debate regarding the veracity of my 1000 mph VW Beetle. Therefore, I am widening the audience to ensure that proper analysis of the photographic evidence can ensue...

Transonic VW Beetle

If it was possible that anything could be 100% pure, drawing gas out of the ground could be a piece of cake. Gas, unadulterated by any other substance could travel easily through the pipes without damaging a bit of the structure designed for its capture. Unfortunately, this isn't how the world works.

All three states of matter are represented in the process of extracting natural gas from the earth - solids (sand) and liquid (water) come along for the ride. This wrecks havoc on the pipeline, especially at T-junctions and choke valves. Sand banging against flow obstructions causes corrosion which ultimately leads to economic and production losses.
Wear placement simulation

Brigid Blaschak
Communications Specialist
Stephen Ferguson
Communications Manager
Dr Mesh
Meshing Guru
Sabine Goodwin
Senior Engineer, Technical Marketing
Prashanth Shankara
Technical Marketing Engineer
Joel Davison
Product Manager, STAR-CCM+
Jean-Claude Ercolanelli
Senior Vice President, Product Management at CD-adapco
Bob Ryan
President Red Cedar Technology