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March 2013

This issue of LNG Industry looks at the latest developments in the Americas. Following the US shale gas revolution, Navigant Consulting suggest three key demand areas for all this abundant natural gas, while CH-IV International look at the trending market in the US for bidirectional LNG plants.This issue also includes the results from a 'Global LNG Survey', conducted by John M. Campbell | Petroskills, along with articles looking at offshore liquefaction, pumps and valves, loading systems, regas technology and simulation.


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Where's all the gas going?
As the US experiences a shale gas revolution, the question now is, where is all this abundant natural gas going to go? Rebecca Honeyfield and Gordon Pickering, Navigant Consulting Inc., USA, suggest three key demand areas. Click to read more.

In or out?
Roberto Ruiperez Vara, PE, PMP, and Phil J. Suter, CH-IV International, USA, look at the trending market in the US for bidirectional LNG plants.

LNG global survey
John A. Sheffield, John M. Campbell | PetroSkills, presents the findings from a recent global survey on commercial and technical trends in the LNG industry.

Is it a ship? Is it a permanent installation?
Simon Rainey Q.C., Quadrant Chambers, UK, attempts to define the new generation of FLNG facilities.

Efficiency vs availability in LNG
Tom Haylock, KANFA Aragon, Norway, investigates which is the most important factor in FLNG developments; optimised efficiency or optimised availability.

A new venture
John Hritcko, Wison Offshore & Marine Inc., USA, introduces the world’s first FLSRU.

FLNG rock and roll
Fabien A. Wahl, Nikkiso Cryo Inc., USA, discusses technical advances for LNG pumps aboard FSRUs.

Made to measure
Christopher Finley, Ebara International Corp., USA, discusses the development of a new generation of small to mid-scale submerged LNG pumps for small scale LNG facilities.

Glass sealing
Thomas Goettlinger, Schott, Germany, and Don Polkinghorn, Ebara International Corp., USA, explain the technology needed to steadily and securely feed LNG pumps with power.

Setting standards
Keith Stewart, Herose GmbH, Germany, discusses the issue of safety certification in the LNG industry.

Moving forward
Jon Gorrotxategi, AMPO Poyam Valves, Spain, outlines the company’s recent cryogenic ball valve projects in Australia and China.

A gas powered future?
Luis Benito, Lloyd’s Register, UK, discusses new developments in gas fuelled shipping.

All aboard
The use of natural gas as an engine fuel has made huge strides during the past decade. Tore Lunde and Per Helge Madsen, Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Ship Power, detail the multiple benefits offered by onboard regasification modules.

Floating flexibility
Brooke E. King, Excelerate Energy, USA, discusses how floating regasification technology can provide flexibility in gas delivery.

Ship to shore
Jack X. Liu, Liu Advanced Engineering LLC, USA, examines the relative merits of different LNG transfer systems.

Analysing the weakest link
Shane Hale, Emerson Process Management, Rosemount Analytical, USA, addresses the challenge of LNG analysis with gas chromatography technology.

Go with the flow
Mike Williams, Invensys Operations Management, USA, describes the company’s partnership with Veris Inc. to develop and implement advanced flow measurements.

Partner up
Greg Hallauer, Yokogawa Corporation of America, USA, discusses the importance of selecting a reliable automation partner.

Detailed data
C. Souprayen; A. Tripathi; G. Vaton; T. Grinnaert; M. Leguellec; and L. Ait-Hamou, Fluidyn France, explain how the LNG industry can benefit from CFD modelling in process design, risk assessment and mitigation studies.

Simplifying simulation
Colin Watson, Symetri, UK, looks at how the cloud and other advances in engineering simulation could benefit the LNG industry.

Standards, competence and quality... preserving a trinity
James R.C. Garry, Red Core Consulting, Canada, examines the efficacy of standards governing the LNG industry.


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