BHGC used PLS to do this for both the Yulin and Fugu compressor stations to obtain fuel consumption data for individual compressors.
This analysis clearly demonstrated that BHGC could minimize fuel consumption by totaling only the Yulin compression station during the summer months.
Having selected the Yulin compressor station as the best option for running the pipeline during the summer months, BHGC needed to optimize compressor operations.
Based on this analysis, in 2002 BHGC changed the control mode of the compressor stations to suction pressure control and reduced suction pressure to 4.
BHGC used Pipeline Studio to model the Shaan Jing pipeline and perform offline simulations with different assumptions and conditions.
BHGC now has a clearer understanding of the costs associated with operating each station.