PROBABILITY THEORY--IN PIPELINE DESIGN
Probability theory is applied to calculate an annual average flow rate which allows for all possible unit off-line operating conditions. Because this calculated average flow rate can relate to the contracted annual volume of sales, it provides a precise basis for project economics. Considerations necessary for applying this statistical approach to determine average flow rate include (1) the physical pipeline system (size, length, station location, and number of compressor units), (2) flow rates for various configurations of the postulated system, (3) typical unit availability, and (4) an equation based on probability theory.
- Presented at the Pacific Coast Gas Association Transm. Conference, San Francisco, April 1972.
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- Heilmann, P C
- Bryan, N L
- Publication Date: 1972-6
- Pagination: 4 p.
- Pipe Line News
- Volume: 44
- Issue Number: 6
- Publisher: Oildom Publishing Company
- TRT Terms: Economic analysis; Pipeline transportation; Pipelines; Structural design
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic analysis (Pipelines); Pipeline design; Pipeline economics
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Pipelines; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00056165
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM