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March 2023

The March issue of LNG Industry features a selection of informative articles on LNG shipping, pumps and valves, remote monitoring, and more.

This month's front cover is brought to you by Baker Hughes.

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The rise to the top for US LNG
Mark Stadnyk and Tatiana Gotvig, Squire Patton Boggs, consider fundamental intrinsic features of the US LNG industry and some external factors that facilitated its fast rise to a globally dominant position, examining whether favourable conditions will continue to secure the country’s pivotal role in the global LNG market for the foreseeable future.

Take time and reconsider valve design
Dehydration of gas in LNG liquefaction plants is one of the most important and critical processes. Fabrizio Delledonne and Mike Semens-Flanagan, IMI Critical Engineering, analyse the vital role of valves in the process and offer key criteria for their selection, as well as looking at three alternative valve designs.

Controlling cryogenic conditions
Rakhi Oli and Jeff Parish, Flowserve, USA, highlight the benefits of reducing methane fugitive emissions through innovative valve configurations and digitalisation.

A greener future with cryogenic testing
Vincent Chicola and Tucker Chan, Baker Hughes Valves, outline how valves can be used within the LNG industry to help companies reach their net zero goals.

Ensuring energy reliability, sustainability, and resilience
Ken Erdmann, P.E., Vice President Cryogenic and Storage Technologies, Matrix PDM Engineering, and John Hart, Vice President, Matrix Service Company, provide insight into how the company partnered with Southwest Gas for the engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction of the Tucson LNG plant.

Optimisation through digitalisation
Tom Ralston, MySep Pte Ltd, and Philip Hicks, Pravo Consulting Ltd, UK, talk about turbo-charging LNG production in an uncertain world through the use of digital twins.

Targeting technological transitions
Dr Gunnar Stiesch, MAN Energy Solutions, Germany, addresses methane-slip in dual-fuel engines and discusses how their developments target a maritime energy transition.

Time is of the essence
Jaroslaw Nowak, Stian Braastad, and Alice Sacchetti, ABB Marine & Ports, describe how smart asset management and remote diagnostics help LNG vessel operators keep track of asset health and plan maintenance cycles, thereby increasing uptime and reducing service costs.

Protect from afar
Bernt Öhrn, General Manager of Survitec's Maritime Protection brand, Norway, details the effective safety management and improved efficiency that can be achieved through remote monitoring of inert gas systems.

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