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June 2014

Training/recruitment is the lead feature of the June issue of LNG Industry. NES Global Talent looks at the skills necessary to fulfil Australia’s LNG potential and we ask a recent graduate from BP what it is really like to work in the LNG industry. Other features include compressors, simulation, LNG as fuel, cryogenic equipment and pipelines.

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W.A. gas – past, present and future
Jeff Haworth, The Department of Mines and Petroleum, Australia, predicts a future success story for Western Australian LNG.

Filling Australia’s talent gap
Matt Underhill, NES Global Talent, Australia, looks at the specific skills needed to fulfil Australia’s LNG potential.

Q&A with BP’s Amy Taylor
Amy Taylor, a graduate in BP’s Integrated, Supply & Trading (IST) department, offers advice to graduates who might be interested in working in the LNG industry.

Coordinated online learning
Milan Vogelaar, Energy Delta Institute, the Netherlands, explains how E-learning can improve learning experience in the LNG industry.

Game to train
Adrian Park, Intergraph, Norway, says that 3D simulation training has become vital in emergency scenarios.

Not just ‘hot air’
Martin Walters, ANSYS UK Ltd, looks at how simulation can mitigate the effects of hot air recirculation in LNG plants.

Something in the air
Rajeev Nanda, Technip, Paul Lindahl, SPX Thermal Equipment & Services, and Dirk Eyermann, Air Tower LLC, USA, look at the Freeport LNG terminal’s use of low environmental impact technology.

Fuel flexibility
Jonatan Byggmästar and Sören Karlsson, Wärtsilä, Finland, discuss increasing flexibility in LNG fuel handling.

The need for speed
Ivan Bach and Jeremy Barnes, GE Marine, Robert Clifford, Incat, and Mark Dewey, Revolution Design, Australia, look at the design and operability of the world’s fastest commercial ship powered by LNG-fuelled gas turbines.

Safety on the high seas
Martin Grolms, Neuman & Esser, Germany, argues that compact reciprocating compressors will be crucial to successful and safe operations on board Shell’s Prelude FLNG.

Sealing solutions
Daniel Goebel, Dieter Klusch and Francesco Grillo, EagleBurgmann, recommend the use of dry gas seals for LNG compressors.

Impeller insight
Mantosh Bhattacharya, Petrofac, UAE, looks at centrifugal compressor impellers used in the LNG industry.

Speed control
Steve Rush, Nikkiso Cryo, Inc., USA, argues that cryogenic submerged motor pumps offer high speed designs and variable speed control advantages.

Off with the boil off!
Hans E. Kimmel, Ebara International Corporation, USA, and Katarzyna Cholast, PGNiG SA, Poland, describe a method of producing subcooled LNG using thermodynamic evaporation cooling with nitrogen as the agent.

Piping progress
Developments in cryogenic pipe technology have created opportunities for increased security and reduced environmental impact for LNG installations. Julian Hepburn, Eisenbau-Krämer, Germany, explains how.

Project supports
Stuart Barry, Bergen Pipe Supports Group, UK, explains the reality of the supply and delivery of support systems throughout the life of a project.

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