Optimization of a compressed natural gas station operation to minimize energy cost

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dc.contributor.author Kagiri, Charles
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Lijun
dc.contributor.author Xia, Xiaohua
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-05T12:34:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-05T12:34:44Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.description.abstract Compressed natural gas (CNG) is one of the growing alternatives to liquid petroleum fuels for propulsion of motor vehicles. Lower greenhouse gas emissions as well as increased durability of vehicle engines are the main properties of CNG that make it a better alternative to petrol and diesel. CNG refueling infrastructure is vital to the expansion of consumer adoption of CNG vehicles. The economical operation of CNG fueling stations is beneficial to the station operators and consumers, by reducing cost of fuel delivery. The present study is concerned with the optimal scheduling of compressor operation in a CNG fueling station to achieve reduced cost of energy in a time-of-use electricity tariff environment. The cascade fast fill station is modelled as a single storage mass flow system with storage refilling optimally controlled to achieve minimum cost of electricity in supplying a typical day gas demand profile. The open loop optimization strategy shows the potential to achieve savings of 59.28% in cost of electricity for operating the compressor, while also minimizing compressor wear and tear. en_ZA
dc.description.department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.elsevier.com/locate/procedia en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kagiri, C., Zhang, L. & Xia, X. 2017, 'Optimization of a compressed natural gas station operation to minimize energy cost', Energy Procedia, vol. 142, 2003-2008. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1876-6102 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.402
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/64153
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Article is published under a Creative Commons license. en_ZA
dc.subject Optimal control en_ZA
dc.subject Time-of-use en_ZA
dc.subject Compressed natural gas (CNG) en_ZA
dc.title Optimization of a compressed natural gas station operation to minimize energy cost en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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