Indonesian LNG plant uses effectiveness study to optimize investment

03/04/2002
Aerial view of the Bontang LNG plant shows the proposed location of Train-I. Photo courtesy of Pertamina.Click here to enlarge imageSimulating the effectiveness of different design options can optimize investment and appraise reliability of a grassroots project or plant expansion. TotalFinaElf SA has developed a specific methodology that evaluates effectiveness for any sizeable investment.This article summarizes the approach as applied to an expansion of the Bontang LNG plant. Overall plant effectiveness can be defined as: Plant effectiveness = sum for all process trains (availability of each LNG train x potential production of the train). As used here, effectiveness is the plant's ...
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