This month’s issue of LNG Industry includes a brand new ‘Extreme’ feature, focusing on LNG projects operating in harsh conditions and innovative technology designed to improve safety and efficiency in extreme environments. Other features include liquefaction technologies for floating applications, insulation and LNG as a transportation fuel.
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Africa in focus
Mark Adeosun, Douglas-Westwood, UK, explains why Africa will play a significant role in the future of the LNG market.
All shapes and sizes
Patrice Bardon, Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power & Gas Division, France, describes the process for selecting the optimal equipment configuration for the main liquefaction service in small, mid and large scale LNG solutions.
Liquefaction: weighing up the choices
Mike Wyllie and Francesco Criminisi, SBM Offshore, Monaco, consider the selection of liquefaction technologies for floating applications.
Silvano Calcagno, OLT Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A., Italy, explains how the company’s FSRU can help to provide a flexible solution for Europe’s LNG requirements.
LNG Industry Extreme
A selection of articles focusing on LNG projects operating in harsh conditions and innovative technology designed to improve safety and efficiency in extreme environments
- Navigating the Arctic
Frederic Hannon, Total, France, and Kirill Bogdanovskiy, Yamal LNG, Russia, explain the challenges faced when trying to ensure the safe and reliable transportation of LNG through the Northern Sea Route from the Yamal LNG plant in Russia.
- Handling the pressure
Deborah Watson, Elfab Ltd, UK, discusses the importance of using rupture discs in combination with burst detection systems in extreme LNG environments.
- Safety net
Dieter Specht, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH, Germany, outlines the challenges of safety engineering and design at the Ichthys LNG Project.
- FLNG fire safety practices
Fubin Liu, Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd, China, outlines fire safety practices on floating LNG vessels, and offers suggestions for the path forwards.
- Clear the air
Joshua Kohn, Camfil Power Systems, Canada, explains how effective air filtration can help to improve efficiencies and lower costs in extreme LNG operating environments.
- When the power is down
Stefan Otto, WEKA AG, Switzerland, presents a non-electrical solution for measuring LNG tank levels in the event of a power failure or emergency.
- Risk mitigation beyond standards
Ted Berglund and Joseph Hughes, Dyplast, USA, take a detailed look at LNG insulation system risk mitigation.
- Flying star for the Baltics
Per Syvertsen, Valmet, Norway, explains the importance of incorporating automation systems into LNG-fuelled vessels, such as Tallink’s new Megastar ferry.
- Propelling containerships forward
Victor Gibon, Marine Assistance, France, presents an innovative LNG-fuelled ultra large container vessel powered by a COGAS system featuring gas and steam turbines, as well as electric propulsion.
- Put to the test
Christiaan Mul and Hans-Peter Visser, Analytical Solutions and Products B.V., the Netherlands, present a field study of LNG probe-vaporisers.