This course expands upon flow line dynamics. It introduces the issue of
variability, which is the critical factor when looking at capacity management.
In this course, we will discuss how to characterize variability, how to
measure expected performance of the line, how to build a better line or
improve an existing line, and also how to design a line from scratch to meet
certain characteristics. We will illustrate these factors through a discussion
of variability analysis in a flow line, as well as through a discussion of how
to model and measure variability.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Characterize variability in a flow line using easily obtainable data.
Evaluate different capacity alternatives and their impact on performance and cost.
Conduct simple diagnostics on a flow line to determine which factor should be addressed to improve performance.
This course includes the following topics:
Variability Analysis in Flowline Analysis
Modeling Variability: Random vs Planned Variability