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Title: Application Of The Isam Transient Flow Program To Operation Problems Associated With Declining Supplies Of Natural Gas
Author: James Thomas Maranto
Source: American Gas Association 1976
Year Published: 1976
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to describe one aspect of the work performed during a minimum fuel consumption study for a portion of the gas pipeline system of Texas Easiern Transmission Corporation. The pari of the system involved was being operated by using steady state flow studies as a guide and by maintaining predetermined discharge pressures at all compressor stations. Due to certain equipment limitaiions, keen judgment had to he exerted in adjusting the system for maximum fuel efficiency. In recent years, another basic problem emerged to further complicate system operations. With declining supplies of natural gas, the mainline system was not operating at design conditions. As a result, better simulation methods were needed for analyzing increasingly more complicated problems being encountered. The ultimate goal of these new methods would be an etfieiently operated system with minimum fuel consumed during operation.

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