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January 2014

This issue of LNG Industry focuses on the topic of safety. It also includes a number of articles looking at the latest developments in FLNG from Technip, Honeywell and Air Products. Other topics include LNG as a transport fuel and loading systems, while this month’s regional report looks at the Asia-Pacific region. LNG Industry also previews a selection of companies that will be exhibiting at Gastech 2014.


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Contents

03 Comment

05 LNG news

12 Asia Pacific LNG: fluid dynamics
Alex Field, The Energy Industries Council (EIC), UK, looks at the burgeoning demand for LNG in the Asia Pacific region and the changeability of neighbouring LNG markets.

17 Room for improvement
Alan Munn, ABB Consulting, UK, looks at what can be done to ensure process safety improvement remains at the top of the LNG industry’s agenda.

21 Float safely
Jérôme Hocquet, Yann Le Gourrierec and Laurent Paris, Technip, France, outline the challenges in using risk and performance-based design methods for FLNG safety engineering.

27 Eight point plan
John Colpo, Franz Nowak and Jim Y. K. Ling, Honeywell, USA, present a solution for mastering effective operations for offshore LNG liquefaction.

34 Take to the seas
Justin D. Bukowski, Yu Nan Liu, Mark R. Pillarella, Stephen J. Boccella and William A. Kennington, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., USA, look at a number of liquefaction processes for FLNG facilities.

41 Cool runnings
John L. Forsyth, TAS Energy, USA, examines gas turbine power augmentation for LNG liquefaction plants.

45 A new stage
Luca Frediani, GE Oil & Gas, Italy, explains how to increase the capacity of existing LNG plants with new stages technology.

49 Ensuring efficiency
Gregory P. Wood, Enver Karakas and Sinan Ozcan, Ebara Cryodynamics, USA, discuss cryogenic centrifugal submerged motor pump efficiency.

53 Setting standards
Duncan Gaskin, Bestobell Valves, UK, looks at global transport standards and their impact on the LNG industry.

56 Riding the wave
Carlos Guerrero, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division, France, explains why ship conversions are fuelling the move to LNG.

62 Competition: the name of the game
Alexandre Eykerman, Wärtsilä Ship Power, Finland, evaluates the role that market competition will play in the future of LNG.

67 The pre-commissioning phase
Craig Foley, Tony Bokas and David Latto, Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services, USA, look at LNG tank pre-commissioning.

71 Cleaning the clean
LNG is a famously ‘clean’ industry, but cleaning is still an essential task. Mike Watson, Tube Tech International, explains why.

75 The future is foam
Enrico Severi, Duna-Corradini S.p.A., Italy, discusses the use of PIR foam as corner protections in LNG tanks.

79 Counting the costs
Erik Admiraal, Demaco Holland BV, the Netherlands, analyses the overall cost of setting up a LNG plant.

82 Sideways thinking
Christian Frohne and Christian Reiter, Nexans, Germany, and Sven Hoog, IMPaC, introduce a new offshore LNG loading system.

87 Reaching out
Laurent Poidevin, Nicolas Duhamel and Joel Fusy, FMC Technologies, France, explain why liquefied gas offloading in tandem configuration is now possible.

91 Hose for the future
Simon Bishop, Dunlop Oil & Marine, UK, looks at developments in LNG transfer hose technology.

96 Super solution
Jonathan Martinez, Dockwise, the Netherlands, introduces a new approach to industrial module transport.

101 Gastech 2014 preview
LNG Industry previews a selection of companies that will be exhibiting at this year’s Gastech Conference & Exhibition in South Korea from 24 - 27 March 2014.


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