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July 2013

This issue of LNG Industry includes a lead feature on Floating LNG, as well as a regional report looking at the challenges facing the industry in Australia. Other features include LNG as a transportation fuel, cryogenic valves and a debate on CNG vs. LNG.


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Difficulties down under
Alex Field, Energy Industries Council (EIC), UK, discusses the development of the Australian LNG industry and potential stumbling blocks to its further growth.

Boomtown
Peter W. Lewis, Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), Australia, discusses Western Australia’s burgeoning LNG industry.

Leak-free FLNG
David Brown, Tony Bokas and Mark Elliott, Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services, explain how leak detection services can enhance the commissioning process and reduce costs.

Twin ships
W. van Wijngaarden and F. Criminisi, SBM Offshore, the Netherlands, and M. Schmidt, Linde AG, Germany, discuss a new mid-scale FLNG concept.

Optimised to float
Antonio Pelagotti, Gabriele Mariotti and Carlo Cortese, GE Oil & Gas, Italy, discuss the development of turbocompressors for FLNG applications.

Simple solution
Javid Talib, Brian Price and Shawn Hoffart, Black & Veatch, describe the benefits of using a single mixed refrigerant process in FLNG facilities.

Avoiding the disconnect
Stephen Woolway, Trelleborg Marine Systems’ Docking and Mooring product area, Sweden, offers an integrated approach to FSRU mooring.

To compress or to liquefy?
Robert Dick, Phil Clark and David Stenning, Sea NG, Canada, examine the case for compressed natural gas transportation vs. LNG.

Cover story: Built to last
Kevin Jackson, MOGAS Industries Inc., USA, examines the benefits of using severe service, dual metal-seated ball valves over single seated lift-and-turn ball valves in LNG molecular sieve applications.

Not just another gas
Mark Henley, Bestobell Valves, USA, looks at why selecting the correct valve is especially important in LNG applications.

A fuel for all
Thomas Vles, Bottle Consulting, the Netherlands, outlines the drivers, barriers and developments in the use of LNG as a fuel.

Shipping in
Martial Claudepierre, Bureau Veritas, France, discusses the challenges and benefits of utilising LNG as a marine fuel.

Fuelling the revolution
Alan D. Hatfield, Braemar Engineering, USA, discusses the technology developments that are making natural gas fuelled vehicles a reality.

E-LNG – a comparison
Karlheinz Aigner, Christian Beer and Michael Schmelz, Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Solutions, Germany, examine whether electric drives are a viable option for LNG plants.

Portable gas
John Lamb and John Tirrell, CHI Engineering Services, Inc., USA, examine the practicalities of portable LNG solutions.


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