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Total Cost Minimization of a High-Pressure Natural Gas Network.

Tabkhi, Firooz and Pibouleau, Luc and Azzaro-Pantel, Catherine and Domenech, Serge Total Cost Minimization of a High-Pressure Natural Gas Network. (2009) Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 131 (4). 043002-1. ISSN 0195-0738

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4000325


This paper deals with a high-pressure gas pipeline optimization, where the problem is to find the design properties of the pipelines and necessary compressor stations to satisfy customer requirements, using available supply gas and storage capacities. The considered objective function is the total annualized cost, including the investment and operating costs. The binary variables used to represent the flow direction of pipelines lead to a mixed integer nonlinear programming problem, solved by using the standard branch and bound solver in GAMS. The optimization strategy provides the main design parameters of the pipelines (diameters, pressures, and flow rates) and the characteristics of compressor stations (location, suction pressure, pressure ratio, station throughput, fuel consumption, and station power consumption) to satisfy customer requirements.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The definitive version is available at http://scitation.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet?prog=normal&id=JERTD2000131000004043002000001&idtype=cvips&gifs=yes
HAL Id:hal-03474935
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Procédés Systèmes Industriels (PSI) - Conception Optimisation Ordonnancement des Procédés (COOP)
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