January 2016

Special Report: LNG, NGL and Alternative Feedstocks

Use discrete event simulation as decision support for storage and shipping—Part 1

Over the past decades, one engineering firm has been using discrete event simulation (DES) to study shipping and storage as an integral part of project execution throughout all phases of a process facility’s design, construction and operations.

Over the past decades, one engineering firm has been using discrete event simulation (DES) to study shipping and storage as an integral part of project execution throughout all phases of a process facility’s design, construction and operations. The simulation quantifies and visualizes the operations prior to actual project capital commitment, generating millions of dollars in savings for clients. More specific deliverables of each study include: Accurately evaluate the performance of shipping and storage operations under a series of plans by considering various complex and uncertain factors Suggest optimal solutions for achieving economic excellence by balancing the capacity for material

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