The simulation types applied in a given project are determined by Mirade based upon client needs and project complexity. They can vary in breadth from the calculation of the pressure ratio achieved by a compression stage, through to a large field-validated IAMs / IPMs (Integrated Asset / Production Models).
Mirade’s simulations span three principal areas:
Compression Machinery Simulations
Mirade’s Joined-Up Approach to Compression System Design
What compression system concept and design most readily meets the operating requirements, CAPEX and OPEX considerations of the process, pipeline and well systems?
What are the effects of the process, pipeline and well system designs and operation concepts on the compression system design, CAPEX & OPEX?
What are the combined effects of compression and wider system design options on:
Asset production potential through time?
Operating flexibility including future expansion / integration?
Asset development CAPEX – immediate and future?
To achieve this holistic approach to the design process, it is necessary to be able to evaluate the effects of the various options, concepts and ‘what if scenarios’ using design-specific compressor performances and to utilise these correctly in modelling work. Using presumed performances will compromise the design process.
Since Mirade perform centrifugal compressor design work ‘in-house’, compression design options can be evaluated against truly representative performance, productivity and cost criteria in a timely and project-efficient way without repetition of vendor involvement for each and every option iteration and evaluation.
Before sanctioning a design option, Mirade ensure its robustness and suitability are confirmed through modelling its operation across a range of conditions and scenarios.
With their specialist knowledge of centrifugal compression design and their knowledge of the elements in the wider production system, Mirade are able to offer a truly integrated and ‘joined-up’ approach to compression system design – whether this be for the development of an entirely new compression facility or the revamp of an existing one – see web page “our services”.
Process & Network Simulations