The cost and complexity of LNG infrastructure requires detailed evaluation for each project. Although component costs and capabilities are known, deterministic analysis does not assess the complex and inter-related nature of the LNG distribution system. To properly assess the impact of randomness on system parameters and performance, it is necessary to simulate the interaction of all components through a time domain analysis. A simulation program can handle these complex interactions and provide insight into performance and proper sizing of components, thereby minimizing capital expenditure and maximizing operational capability.
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Design, Analysis and Optimization of LNG Logistics Using Simulation Programs
Paper presented at the SNAME 14th Offshore Symposium, Houston, Texas, November 2004.
Paper Number: SNAME-TOS-2004-14-021
Published: November 10 2004
Hertel, Melissa, and Kevin Kinports. "Design, Analysis and Optimization of LNG Logistics Using Simulation Programs." Paper presented at the SNAME 14th Offshore Symposium, Houston, Texas, November 2004.
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