DETERMINING THE MOST SUITABLE FLEET CHARACTERISTICS AS A FUNCTION OF COST AND ENERGY REQUIREMENTS
This work has been done in the framework of the JRC Ispra activity Production, storage and transportation of energy. Technical systems evaluation. The aim of the activity was to study aspects of the problem of supplying useful energy at a given point of the economic system by analysis and comparison of technical systems. A technical system was defined for our purposes as a system containing all the processes that occur in order to move energy in the form of energy vectors (fuels) from the origin to the users: + production, conversion, processing, storage, transportation and/or transmission, reprocessing and distribution. For each energy carrier (primary or derived) each step of its whole chain must be analyzed to evaluate and compare different vectors with different solutions, in different local situations (e.g. local constraints) and to analyze the relative merits of each technical system (corresponding to a given energy vector) for the best use of energy. Since the step Seaborne transportation of Energy was particularly important and complicated, a method was developed to investigate the problems of determining the most suitable fleet characteristics, both from the cost and energy requirements point of view. In this paper the method is concisely described and some examples of application are presented. The method is programmed for the computer.
Bibliographic Reference: SEA TECHNOLOGY EUROPE - SYMPOSIUM ON HIGH TECHNOLOGY IN EUROPEAN PORTS AND SHIPPING, PALAIS DES CONGRES, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), OCT. 18-19, 1983 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E AND F 31300 ORA
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