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July 2014

This issue of LNG Industry focuses on small scale LNG, particularly the development of a reliable LNG bunkering network and new distributed liquefaction technology. The issue also includes a feature on fire-safety valves and risk-based inspection. This month’s regional report examines Europe’s role in the global LNG market.


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Europe’s LNG challenge
Dirk Frame, T.A. Cook Consultants, UK, examines Europe’s role in the global LNG market.

The outlook for LNG bunkering
Carlos Guerrero, Bureau Veritas, France, looks at the development of a reliable LNG bunkering network.

A new dawn for ol’ man river?
David Waller, Waller Marine, USA, discusses marine infrastructure for the supply of LNG to the US brown water and offshore supply boat fleets.

Reaping the shake-up rewards
Andrew Storer, Dresser-Rand, USA, looks at small scale LNG market trends with new distributed liquefaction technology.

Mini markets
Joe Clark, Cryostar, USA, examines the challenges of a small scale liquefaction project.

LNG without limits
Shawn Hoffart, Brian Price, Bob Germinder and Javid Talib, Black & Veatch, USA, look at the growth of LNG technology in non-traditional applications.

Expanding returns
Bill Howe, Geoff Skinner and Tony Maunder, Gasconsult Ltd, UK, show how new methane expander liquefaction technology can improve floating LNG project returns.

High five
Brian Cahill, Aspen Aerogels, USA, considers five performance areas critical to FLNG operations.

Heat from the base
Daniel R. Potter, and Derya Turgay-Herz, eltherm GmbH, Germany, discuss the reliability of base heating as a cost factor in LNG tank construction.

Under lock and key
Mike Fynes, Smith Flow Control, UK, reviews the importance of safety interlocking in the LNG industry.

Butterfly evolution
Aitor Unanue, AMPO Poyam Valves, Spain, shows how new cryogenic butterfly valves could increase efficiency and reduce costs in LNG operations.

Fire fighter
Duncan Gaskin, Bestobell, UK, evaluates the importance of fire safe cryogenic valves in today’s marine industry.

Plant protection
Keith Stewart, Herose Ltd, UK, looks at a range of valves used in plant operations, with a focus on fire safety valves.

Don’t risk it
Andy Fisher, ABB Consulting, UK, explains the evolution of risk-based inspection and how it can be applied to LNG assets.


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