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April 2014

This issue of LNG Industry focuses on the latest developments in the North American market. It includes articles from Dominion Cove Point and Veresen’s Jordan Cove facility, which has recently received DOE approval to export LNG to non-FTA countries. Other topics include liquefaction technology, control systems, valves and cryogenic insulation.

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LNG news

A new connection
Gordon Pickering, North American Energy – Navigant Consulting, Inc., looks at North America’s expanding role in the global gas market.

Unique global market impacts of North American LNG supply
Guy Dayvault, Veresen, Canada, discusses North American commercial impacts on global LNG markets, highlighting areas such as project finance and price risk management; followed by an overview of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export facility in Southwest Oregon.

Seize the opportunity
Diane Leopold, Dominion Energy, USA, reviews the changes, challenges and future outlook of the Dominion Cove Point LNG Terminal.

Time for an exchange?
Joe A. Belling and Daniel J. Weidert, Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc., USA, look at LNG processing concepts and the role of the brazed aluminium plate-fin heat exchanger.

Expanding efficiency
Adam Jones and Grant Johnson, Costain, UK, reveal a new process for improved liquefaction efficiency.

Design pitfalls
Clayton E. Jones, Nathan A. Hatcher and Ralph H. Weiland, Optimized Gas Treating, Inc., USA, examine an operational pitfall involving a split-flow absorber in an LNG unit.

Reducing measurement uncertainty
Khadra Helminski, Emerson Process Management, looks at dynamic and static measurement methods of LNG.

An attractive alternative
Vidi Saptari, Precisive LLC, USA, looks at optical sensors for natural gas composition analysis.

Optimum operations
Noël Jelsma, Eniram Ltd, Finland, looks at vessel operational efficiency.

Navigating bunkering regulations
Patrick Janssens, ABS, and Charles Mitchell, ABS Group, examine bunkering regulations for LNG.

Saving switching valves
Mike Wood, Cameron International Corp., explains the basics behind extending the life of molecular sieve dehydration switching valves.

Testing times
Rob Harris and Barry Wilder, Severn Glocon, discuss the importance of LNG valves’ flow coefficient.

Preventing water hammer
Dean Slejko, Swagelok, USA, evaluates methods to calculate and mitigate the effects of water hammer in a liquid sampling system.

Wrap up cold
Chuck Murphy, Thermaxx Jackets, USA, presents a new design for cryogenic insulating jackets for LNG valves and flanges.

Out of this world
NASA has been using multi-layer insulation since the 1960s. Now, Chris Hebb, Technifab, USA, looks at vacuum jacketed insulation for small diameter LNG pipes.

Out of the frying pan and into the fire
Paul Greigger, PPG Marine & Protective Coatings, warns that intumescent epoxy coatings must protect from extreme cold as well as from fire.

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