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Air Liquide acquires DMR cycle for mid to large scale applications

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LNG Industry,

Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions has announced that it has acquired the LiquefinTM LNG technology – a dual mixed refrigerant (DMR) cycle best adapted to mid and large scale applications. Along with its existing technology portfolio of TurbofinTM and SmartfinTM, the company is now able to cover the entire small to large scale application spectrum.

Turbofin is a nitrogen cycle based on cryogenic turboexpanders, and is best adapted to small scale applications. Smartfin, meanwhile, is a single mixed refrigerant (SMR) cycle best adapted to small and mid size applications.

Liquefin was acquired from IFPEN – a French public research company. The technology is a highly efficient process and provides a competitive LNG product per tonne. It is best optimised with a brazed aluminium heat exchanger, leading to additional reductions and scalable output.

Domenico D’Elia, the Vice President and Chairman, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, said: “Through targeted investments and constant innovation, Air Liquide’s engineering and construction activity is further accessing and connecting to engineering and procurement (E&P) actors, focusing on markets which are rich in natural gas through mainly the sale of its proprietary equipment. We are delighted to offer to our customers such state-of-the-art technology and long-term responsible solutions in the LNG sector.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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