Predicting And Managing the Storage of Cryogenic Fluids Via A Dashboard

23 Pages Posted: 19 May 2023

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Aruna Coimbatore Meenakshi Sundaram

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Kong Jun Yin

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Damien Khai Jie Lee

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Ifthekar Karimi

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Abstract

Many cleaner and renewable energy fluids (e.g. methane, hydrogen, ammonia) are stored and transported under cryogenic (evaporating) conditions. Managing their boil-off gases in such storage is of much industrial significance. A complex interplay of various factors affects this boil-off, such as heat ingress from the surroundings, evaporation/condensation, and interactions of inlet and outlet streams with tank contents. Dynamic models in the open literature and commercial packages for simulating such storage have some shortcomings. This work presents a useful and powerful dashboard that can predict detailed visual spatiotemporal profiles of various state variables such as liquid level, temperature, pressure, and composition in a cryogenic tank. The dashboard can provide powerful insights into the complex operational behaviour of a cylindrical storage tank holding a variety of cryogenic fluids, which would help in understanding, and managing such systems in real life.

Keywords: Cryogenic, Spaciotemporal, simulation, dashboard, boil-off gas

Suggested Citation

Coimbatore Meenakshi Sundaram, Aruna and Jun Yin, Kong and Lee, Damien Khai Jie and Karimi, Ifthekar, Predicting And Managing the Storage of Cryogenic Fluids Via A Dashboard. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4453070 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4453070

Aruna Coimbatore Meenakshi Sundaram

National University of Singapore (NUS) ( email )

Singapore
Singapore

Kong Jun Yin

National University of Singapore (NUS) ( email )

Singapore
Singapore

Damien Khai Jie Lee

National University of Singapore (NUS) ( email )

Singapore
Singapore

Ifthekar Karimi (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) ( email )

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