An Operation Support System of Large City Gas Networks Based on Fluid Transient Model

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T. Kiuchi

Toyo Engineering Corporation, 8-1, Akanehama, 2-chome, Narashino-shi, Chiba 275, Japan

H. Izumi, T. Huke

Osaka Gas Corporation, Chuouku, Osaka 541, Japan

J. Energy Resour. Technol 117(4), 324-328 (Dec 01, 1995) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2835430 History: Received May 22, 1994; Revised June 05, 1995; Online January 22, 2008


This paper describes the essential features and experience of applying a fluid transient model to the operation support system of large city gas pipeline networks. The system, operating in the second largest city, Osaka, in Japan since 1992, includes the functions of a real-time leak detection and localization, a fast predictive computation of the pressure and flow distributions in networks, and an interactive training simulator using a transient model connected with SCADA training system. To achieve fast forecasting calculation in real-time manner, the combined method of a fully implicit transient calculation for high pressure transmission networks and a steady-state calculation for middle pressure distribution networks is developed. The actual performance of real-time leak detection and the accuracy of the forecasting model are discussed.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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