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Using Genetic Algorithm for Fuel Consumption Optimization of a Natural Gas Transmission Compressor Station

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 43 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
Golnaz Habibvand
Reza Mossayebi Behbahani

Golnaz Habibvand and Reza Mossayebi Behbahani. Article: Using Genetic Algorithm for Fuel Consumption Optimization of a Natural Gas Transmission Compressor Station. International Journal of Computer Applications 43(1):1-6, April 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Golnaz Habibvand and Reza Mossayebi Behbahani},
	title = {Article: Using Genetic Algorithm for Fuel Consumption Optimization of a Natural Gas Transmission Compressor Station},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {43},
	number = {1},
	pages = {1-6},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}


In this study the goal is to optimize the compressors' fuel consumption through manipulating the compressors' affecting parameters as well as the operating condition parameters of the turbines and the air coolers within a gas compression station unit in operation phase by using Genetic Algorithm. The simulation part is written in a custom-built computer program and is checked by known software and optimization is through the use of Genetic Algorithm. By considering the complexity of these systems, GA is used to do the optimization part in a proper manner. The results show that in compressor stations with same turbo compressor packages which are designed in recent years, despite nonlinear relations, linear load sharing will be the most optimized choice (the effect of air coolers and line pack has been studied too). And also Genetic Algorithm optimization method is a good one for optimization of gas transmission systems.


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