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Application of CFD in Optimizing Rapid Filling of Natural Gas

[+] Author Affiliations
Shyam Kishor

Hicor Technologies, Inc., Houston, TX

Paper No. POWER2015-49368, pp. V001T12A006; 9 pages
  • ASME 2015 Power Conference collocated with the ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, the ASME 2015 13th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2015 Nuclear Forum
  • ASME 2015 Power Conference
  • San Diego, California, USA, June 28–July 2, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5660-4
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


A new approach for natural gas rapid fill is presented. In this approach, filling (loading) rate and gas inlet conditions are optimized to ensure optimum fill while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to predict loading behavior under different conditions. CFD analysis includes transient simulations of turbulent compressible flow to predict complex heat and mass transfer during filling, involving turbulence, buoyancy, compressibility and Joule-Thomson effects.

Rapid fill under various conditions are investigated. Temperature change during loading and percentage fill with the new approach are compared with the results from the conventional approach. The new approach ensures 100 percent fill at a fill rate several times faster than the conventional approach.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME



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