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Reliability design concepts for the future clean fuels era

02.01.2002  |  Nelson, D. K.,  Conoco Inc., Ponca City, OklahomaVesier, C.,  RonaMax LLC, Bear, Delaware

The effects of storage capacity and interaction losses must be considered simultaneously with unit size


Reliability should be designed into every facility. Of course, this is equivalent to saying a parachute should be included in every jump from a plane. After all, who intentionally damages project economics by designing in unreliability? Despite this, many final designs have missed opportunities to substantially improve project economics through applying reliability design principles.

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