Application of BLOCPLAN algorithm as liquified natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal design method

Z. Ulfauzi*, K. B. Artana, D. W. Handani

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In the layout design of buildings using applications, such as in the fields of civil engineering, shipping, architecture, there are many design algorithm systems that have been developed. Design algorithm is an approaching method in design where the computer system has been processed with several formulas to produce designs automatically and efficiently. In this paper the researcher try to use one of the design algorithm to designing the LNG terminal layout, called BLOCPLAN algorithm. The BLOCPLAN algorithm is used to improve the efficiency of space utilization and facility placement. BLOCPLAN works by generating several terminal layouts with a direct appraisal system. A most efficient design will be selected from generated designs after re-analysis process. By using the BLOCPLAN algorithm the pipe length used in terminal will be less so it will be more cost-effective. In determining the main terminal facilities, Excel Solver is also used to choose the best scenario with low investment capital. Design algorithm system can effectively support the recommendation process of a more comprehensive layout design. This research is expected to facilitate the designers work because by using this method the designer no longer need to carry out complex processes from the initial stage of design.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012021
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2020
Event2nd Maritime Safety International Conference, MASTIC 2020 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Jul 2020 → …


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