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Title: Profitability, reliability and condition based monitoring of LNG floating platforms: a review
Authors: Gowid, Samer S.A.A.
Dixon, Roger
Ghani, Saud
Keywords: LNG liquefaction system
Reliability of LNG liquefaction system
Condition based maintenance
Storage and offloading platform (FPSO)
Acoustic emission
Vibration signatures
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Elsevier
Citation: GOWID, S, DIXON, R. and GHANI, S., 2015. Profitability, reliability and condition based monitoring of LNG floating platforms: A review. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 27(3), pp. 1495–1511.
Abstract: The efficiency and profitability of Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading platform (FPSO) terminals depends on various factors such as LNG liquefaction process type, system reliability and maintenance approach. This review is organized along the following research questions: (i) what are the economic benefit of FPSO and how does the liquefaction process type affect its profitability profile?, (ii) how to improve the reliability of the liquefaction system as key section? and finally (iii) what are the major CBM techniques applied on FPSO. The paper concluded the literature and identified the research shortcomings in order to improve profitability, efficiency and availability of FPSOs.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License(CC BY-NC-ND). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.jngse.2015.10.015
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20123
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2015.10.015
ISSN: 1875-5100
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