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May 2013

This issue of LNG Industry looks at small scale LNG, with a particular focus on LNG as a transportation fuel. Other topics include acid gas treatment, the expanding LNG trade and tugs/towage. This month’s regional report focuses on Europe’s core role in the LNG industry.

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LNG’s European core
David Stokes and Oliver Spinks, Timera Energy, UK, examine European LNG dynamics in the context of the global gas market.

Sea change
Nick Prowse, Scott McCabe and Rod Chooramun, Norton Rose, look at trends in the LNG shipping industry.

Unlocking markets
Cyril Widdershoven and Bas van den Beemt, TNO, the Netherlands, explain why technical-economic cooperation is needed between European organisations and Arab gas producers to kick-start small scale LNG markets in the Middle East.

Jumping the hurdles
Jürgen Harperscheidt, TGE Marine Gas Engineering, Germany, looks at the technical issues facing LNG bunkering.

Membrane market
Julie Sakhrai, Lorenz Claes, Stéphane Maillard and Thomas Crémière, GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), France, describe the benefits of using membrane systems along the LNG chain.

From flare to fuel
David A. Franklin, WorleyParsons, USA, establishes the case for mini-LNG.

Flexible processing
Rebecca Liebert, UOP, a Honeywell Company, provides a guide to selecting appropriate gas processing technologies.

Packing for CO2 removal
Ralph H. Weiland and Nathan A. Hatcher, Optimized Gas Treating, Inc. and Jenny Seagraves, INEOS Oxide, USA, discuss the benefits of choosing the right packing for absorbers and regenerators in a gas processing facility.

Mercury rising
John Markovs, Adsorption Solutions LLC, USA, and Robert W. Soffel, Selective Adsorption Associates Inc., USA, examine solutions to mercury problems in LNG plants.

The cryogenic challenge
Barry Wilder, Severn Glocon, UK, looks at how to maximise cryogenic control valve performance.

Take the weight off
Femke Schaefer, Bronswerk Heat Transfer, the Netherlands, looks at size, weight and power reduction of process equipment in LNG liquefaction and regasification.

Good vibrations
Israel Ferreres, Cryoperl Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, outlines the benefits of vibration prior to operation.

Detuning plants
Attilio Brighenti, Systems and Advanced Technologies Engineering S.r.l. (S.A.T.E.), Italy, and Luigino Vitali, SAIPEM, Italy, discuss how riser ‘singing’ generated by inner wall turbulence of flexible risers can be a severe problem for LNG offloading and regasification plants.

Pulling out the stops
Alfred Hübner, Ultratug, Chile, explains the beginning of LNG terminal services in Chile and how this has impacted the local market.

Maintaining tension
Blaine Dempke, Markey Machinery Company Inc., USA, discusses new winch technology that helps to improve tanker transit safety.

Predicting the weather
Olivier Gorieu and Max Nussbaum, GDF SUEZ LNG, France, and Dr Christophe Messager, Extreme Weather Expertises, France, look at extreme weather conditions generated by Mesoscale Convective Systems over the Cameroon LNG production site.

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