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Augusto Garcia-Hernandez
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Pipeline Simulation
(210) 522-5693
augusto.garciahernandez@swri.org

Recent SwRI Publications and Presentations Related to Pipeline Modeling

2015

Bennett, J.A. "Centrifugal Compressor Station Dynamic Simulation." Technology Update to be presented at the GMC (Gas Machinery Conference), Austin, TX, October 5, 2015.

Bennett, J.A., Garcia-Hernandez, A., Moises, LD, and Munoz Prior, MA. "Simulator to Train Operators on Newly Installed Pumping Equipment." 44th Turbomachinery and 31st Pump Symposium, Houston, TX, September 14-17, 2015. (Publication Pending) http://pumpturbo.tamu.edu/program/pump/pump-lectures/icalrepeat.detail/2015/09/16/254/-/lecture-p05-simulator-to-train-operators-on-newly-installed-pumping-equipment

Garcia-Hernandez, A, Alvarado, A, and Ridens, B. "Impact of Gas Composition on Pipeline and Compressor Operating Conditions," Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 2015, PSIG-1523. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-1523

Garcia-Hernandez, A., and Bennett, J.A. "Tutorial – Transient Modeling and Analysis of Centrifugal Compressors," Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METSIII), Doha, Qatar, February 2015.

2014

Garcia-Hernandez, A., Bennett, J.A., Moises, LD, and Munoz Prior, MA. "Evaluation of a Pumping System to Aid Machine Performance Testing," 2014 Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 2014, PSIG-1425. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-1425

Garcia-Hernandez, A, and Supak, K. "Multiphase Assessment of an Offshore Production System," Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 2014, PSIG-1410. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-1410

2013

Garcia-Hernandez, A., Kurz, R., and Brun, K., 2013, "Transient Analysis of Centrifugal Compressors," 2013 Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, PSIG 1309. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-1309

Garcia-Hernandez, A, and Delgado-Garibay, H. "Dynamic Analysis of a Multi-Stage Compressor Train," Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, April 2013, PSIG-1312. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-1312

Viana, F, Garcia-Hernandez, A., and Supak, K. "Hydrate Formation and Slugging Assessment of an Offshore Gas Field," Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, April 2013, PSIG-1327. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-1327

Leon Dorantes, M., M. A. Muñoz Prior, A. Garcia-Hernandez, H. A. Delgado-Garibay "Reduction of Operational Risk through the Development and Usage of a Hydraulic Simulator to Train Operators." Paper presented at the Congreso Mexicano del Petróleo, Cancún, México, Junio 2013.

2012

Garcia-Hernandez, A., Tavares, T., and Wilcox, M., 2012, "Dynamic Pipeline System Simulation of Multi-Stage Compressor Trains," ASME GT2012-70072, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2012. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1694685

Garcia-Hernandez, A., Viana, F., Delgado-Garibay, H., Rayon, E., Dorantes, M., and Munoz Prior, M. "Hydraulic Modeling of an Off-Shore Crude Oil Emulsion Pumping System," Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, Sante Fe, NM, May 2012, PSIG-1327. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-1206

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., and K. Brun "Energy Usage in Natural Gas Pipeline Applications." ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, February 2012. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1632765&resultClick=1

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., Siebenaler, S., "Acoustic Leak Detection Technology Assessment" 9th International Pipeline Conference (IPC2012), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 2012. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleID=1721330

2011

Garcia-Hernandez, A. "Modeling and Simulation Case Study of a Batching Operation of Crude Oils In a Pipeline System," Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, Napa Valley, California, May 2011, PSIG-1111. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-1111

Delgado-Garibay, H. A., A. J., Garcia-Hernandez. "Determination of Residual Stresses on a Centrifugal Compressor Impeller." Paper presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2011: Power for Land, Sea and Air GT2010, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1632768

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., H. A. Delgado-Garibay, D. A. Herrera Ruiz, M. Leon Dorantes, M. A. Muñoz Prior "Off-Shore Crude Oil System Capacity Evaluation and Hydraulic Analysis Case Study." Paper presented at the Rio Pipeline 2011 Conference and Exposition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2011.

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., Brun, K., "Natural Gas Pipeline System Optimization," Paper presented at Hidrocarburos 1er Congreso Internacional, Guadalajara-Jalisco, México, Febrero 2012.

2010

Garcia-Hernandez, A. and Moore, T. "Modeling and Simulation Transient Analysis Case Study of Liquids Gathering System," Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, Bonita Springs, Florida, May 2010. PSIG-1015. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-1015

Blieske, M., Kurz, R., Garcia, A., and Brun, K., 2010, "Centrifugal Compressor during Fast Transients," ASME GT2010-22023, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2010: Power for Land, Sea, and Air. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1609230

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J. and M. G. Nored. "Effective Pipeline Simulation Modeling." Gas Machinery Journal, Article Transport Technology, August 2010.

Moore, J., R. Kurz., J. A. Garcia-Hernandez and K. Brun. "Experimental Evaluation of the Transient Behavior of a Compressor Station During Emergency Shutdowns." Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol 132, Issue 6, June 2010. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleID=1647260

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., M. A. Wilcox and K. Brun. "Hydraulic Modeling and Simulation of Pumping Systems (Tutorial Sessions)." Paper presented at the 26th International Pump User Symposium, Houston, TX, March 2010.

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J. and T. Z. Moore. "Transient Analysis Case Study of a Liquid Pipeline System Paper presented at the 26th International Pump User Symposium, Houston, TX, March 2010.

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J. "Case Study of Capacity and Power Compression Usage Optimization in a Pipeline System." Paper presented at the GMC (Gas Machinery Conference), Phoenix, AZ, September 2010.

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J. "Centrifugal Compressor Surge Modeling." Technology Update presented at the GMC (Gas Machinery Conference), Phoenix, AZ, September 2010.

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., K. Brun and H. A. Delgado-Garibay. "Modeling and Testing of Centrifugal Compressor Surge." Paper presented at the XII Turbomachinery Congress and Exhibition held in Queretaro, Mexico, February 2011.

2009

Garcia-Hernandez, A., Aparicio, A, and Brun, K. "Case Study of Liquids Drop-Out In a Natural Gas Pipeline Network," Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG) Conference, Galveston, TX, May 2009, PSIG-09B2. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-09B2

Garcia, A., Moore, J. J., Kurz, R., Blieske, M. and Brun, K., 2009, "Full Scale Benchmark Testing of Centrifugal Compressor Surge," Gas Machinery Conference (GMC). Paper presented at the GMC (Gas Machinery Conference), Atlanta, GA, October 2009. https://www.gmrc.org/documents/FullScaleTestingofCentrifugalCompressorSurge-FinalReport-13777.01.701-FV-102309.pdf

Nored, M. G., Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., K. Brun and Moore, J. "Compressor Surge Control: Design And Modeling." Pipeline & Gas Journal, September 2009. http://www.pipelineandgasjournal.com/compressor-surge-control-design-and-modeling-performance-verification

2008

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., Miska, S., Yu, M., Takach, N. and Zettner, C."Determination of Cuttings Lag in Horizontal and Deviated Wells." Journal of Petroleum Technology, Article in Drilling Technology, February 2008. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/SPE-109630-MS

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J. and McKee, R. "Centrifugal Compressor Surge Avoidance System Design." Paper presented at the XI Turbomachinery Congress and Exhibition held in Veracruz, Mexico, October 2008.

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., D. L. Ransom and H. A. Delgado-Garibay. "Case Study of a Gas Turbine External Power Augmentation System Advantages versus Unit Degradation." Paper presented at the XI Turbomachinery Congress and Exhibition held in Veracruz, Mexico, October 2008.

2007

McKee, R., Garcia, A., 2007, "Simulation of Centrifugal Compressor Trips for Surge Avoidance System Design," Pipeline Simulation Interest Group Conference PSIG-0707, Calgary, Canada. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/PSIG-0707

Brun, K., Nored, M., 2007, "Application Guideline for Centrifugal Compressor Surge Control Systems," Gas Machinery Research Council. https://www.gmrc.org/documents/GMRCSurgeGuideline_000.pdf

Garcia-Hernandez, A. J., Miska, S., Yu, M., Takach, N. and Zettner, C. "Determination of Cuttings Lag in Horizontal and Deviated Wells." Paper presented at the 2007 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Anaheim, California, U.S.A https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/SPE-109630-MS

Kelner, E., Ayala, L. F. and Garcia-Hernandez, A. J. "Model Improves Measurements And Control; Helps Locate Liquids." Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2007 http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/26011627/model-improves-measurement-control-helps-locate-liquids

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