TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Pipelines and Applications

Evaluation and Application of Data Sources for Assessing Operating Costs for Mechanical Drive Gas Turbines in Pipeline Service

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Anthony J. Smalley, David A. Mauney

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78228-0510

Daniel I. Ash

Conoco Inc., Ponca City, OK 74602-1267

Sam L. Clowney

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, Houston, TX 77252-2511

George P. Pappas

Union Gas Limited, Chatham, Ontario, Canada N7M 5M1

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 122(3), 462-465 (May 15, 2000) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1287034 History: Received March 09, 1999; Revised May 15, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Smalley, A. J., Mauney, D. A., and Ash, D. I., 1997, “Compressor Station Maintenance Cost Analysis,” final report PRCI No. PR-15-9529, Compressor Research Supervisory Committee of PRC International.


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Correlation of FERC combined $O&M with deliveries in MMCF–FERC filing U.S. interstate pipelines only—R 2=82.44 percent; std. error=$6.55 MM;slope=$16.22/MMCF.
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Correlation of fuel gas (MCF) with HP-hrs. for total population with data—single largest outlier eliminated—R2=96.05 percent; std. error=3.19 BCF; slope=7.25 MCF/1000 HP-hr.
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Histogram for CSM cost per HP, showing percentage of Co.’s in each indicated range—industry mean=16.65; median=17.61.
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Maintenance cost per HP as a function of machine type
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O&M cost per HP as a function of machine type
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Annual maintenance cost versus industrial gas turbine size, HP



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