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Title: Cost estimate for a proposed GDF Suez LNG testing program

Abstract

At the request of GDF Suez, a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimate was prepared for the design, construction, testing, and data analysis for an experimental series of large-scale (Liquefied Natural Gas) LNG spills on land and water that would result in the largest pool fires and vapor dispersion events ever conducted. Due to the expected cost of this large, multi-year program, the authors utilized Sandia's structured cost estimating methodology. This methodology insures that the efforts identified can be performed for the cost proposed at a plus or minus 30 percent confidence. The scale of the LNG spill, fire, and vapor dispersion tests proposed by GDF could produce hazard distances and testing safety issues that need to be fully explored. Based on our evaluations, Sandia can utilize much of our existing fire testing infrastructure for the large fire tests and some small dispersion tests (with some modifications) in Albuquerque, but we propose to develop a new dispersion testing site at our remote test area in Nevada because of the large hazard distances. While this might impact some testing logistics, the safety aspects warrant this approach. In addition, we have included a proposal to study cryogenic liquid spills on watermore » and subsequent vaporization in the presence of waves. Sandia is working with DOE on applications that provide infrastructure pertinent to wave production. We present an approach to conduct repeatable wave/spill interaction testing that could utilize such infrastructure.« less

Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1204098
Report Number(s):
SAND2014-0905
504875
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Blanchat, Thomas K., Brady, Patrick Dennis, Jernigan, Dann A., Luketa, Anay Josephine, Nissen, Mark R., Lopez, Carlos, Vermillion, Nancy, and Hightower, Marion Michael. Cost estimate for a proposed GDF Suez LNG testing program. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1204098.
Blanchat, Thomas K., Brady, Patrick Dennis, Jernigan, Dann A., Luketa, Anay Josephine, Nissen, Mark R., Lopez, Carlos, Vermillion, Nancy, & Hightower, Marion Michael. Cost estimate for a proposed GDF Suez LNG testing program. United States. doi:10.2172/1204098.
Blanchat, Thomas K., Brady, Patrick Dennis, Jernigan, Dann A., Luketa, Anay Josephine, Nissen, Mark R., Lopez, Carlos, Vermillion, Nancy, and Hightower, Marion Michael. Sat . "Cost estimate for a proposed GDF Suez LNG testing program". United States. doi:10.2172/1204098. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1204098.
@article{osti_1204098,
title = {Cost estimate for a proposed GDF Suez LNG testing program},
author = {Blanchat, Thomas K. and Brady, Patrick Dennis and Jernigan, Dann A. and Luketa, Anay Josephine and Nissen, Mark R. and Lopez, Carlos and Vermillion, Nancy and Hightower, Marion Michael},
abstractNote = {At the request of GDF Suez, a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimate was prepared for the design, construction, testing, and data analysis for an experimental series of large-scale (Liquefied Natural Gas) LNG spills on land and water that would result in the largest pool fires and vapor dispersion events ever conducted. Due to the expected cost of this large, multi-year program, the authors utilized Sandia's structured cost estimating methodology. This methodology insures that the efforts identified can be performed for the cost proposed at a plus or minus 30 percent confidence. The scale of the LNG spill, fire, and vapor dispersion tests proposed by GDF could produce hazard distances and testing safety issues that need to be fully explored. Based on our evaluations, Sandia can utilize much of our existing fire testing infrastructure for the large fire tests and some small dispersion tests (with some modifications) in Albuquerque, but we propose to develop a new dispersion testing site at our remote test area in Nevada because of the large hazard distances. While this might impact some testing logistics, the safety aspects warrant this approach. In addition, we have included a proposal to study cryogenic liquid spills on water and subsequent vaporization in the presence of waves. Sandia is working with DOE on applications that provide infrastructure pertinent to wave production. We present an approach to conduct repeatable wave/spill interaction testing that could utilize such infrastructure.},
doi = {10.2172/1204098},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2014},
month = {Sat Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2014}
}

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