RELIABILITY OF BASE-LOAD DELIVERY

The overall reliability of an export-import base-load LNG project depends on the individual reliabilities of its component parts which are; Gas Field Production Facilities and Pipeline, Liquefaction Plant and Loading Facilities, LNG Transport Ships, and Receiving Terminals. An historical review of all base-load LNG projects since 1964, when deliveries from Algeria to France and England commenced, reveals that the deliverability factor (defined as the actual average liquid delivery rate divided by the original design rate) has been mainly dependent on the condition of the liquefaction plant component. In several cases, liquefaction plant equipment deficiencies and operating difficulties have led to significant delivery shortfalls for extended periods of time-up to 5 years. A review of historical deliverability factors as presented in this paper can provide an assessment of project reliability from the viewpoint of both the consumer and the producer and can, hopefully, improve their situations by profiting from the experience of others.

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  • Pagination: p. 1-18

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  • Accession Number: 00322626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 10, Session 4 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM