Hydraulic Analysis and Modeling
GTS has the experience and expertise to perform detailed network modeling analysis for proposed and existing natural gas systems of all scales. For existing systems, GTS develops network models to confirm current system adequacy and analyze future system demand and/or operational changes with a high level of confidence.
In addition to full systems, GTS can evaluate existing independent systems such as regulator stations to analyze capacity, setpoints, and performance. GTS performs the analysis with various software packages including: Synergi™, KY Pipe™, and Bradley Bean GASWorks and GASCalc™. However, GTS can utilize any other software package depending on your existing models and project requirements.
Representative examples are detailed below under the “Key Projects” section to convey GTS’s expertise with system modeling and analysis.
New Valve Automation & ILI Stations Project
In conjunction with a hydrostatic test and ILI upgrades for a 12-inch transmission pipeline, GTS designed five new stations to add capabilities for flow measurement, line isolation via automatic shutoff valves (and remotely control capabilities via SCADA), ILI receivers and launchers…
Integration between multiple engineering disciplines was required to complete the full project scope. GTS created complete construction packages for the new installations which included Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical designs… Read More
Engineering Design & Construction Drawing Package
To perform a traditional ILI, the client required removing certain obsolete equipment from an existing pipeline station and reinstalling this functionality at a different station upstream. In addition, the engineering team developed a design to install a new transmission metering run utilizing a clamp-on ultrasonic meter, a new dual pressure regulation runs with remote setpoint control, and a 30-inch pig launcher, all while ensuring the main line was piggable. GTS provided a complete construction drawing package, and provided support for commissioning, start-up, as-built review, and project closeout.