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May 2019

The May 2019 issue of LNG Industry features a regional report on Africa, as well as a number of technical articles on various topics, including: LNG shipping; turbomachinery; tugs &smp; towage; and regasification technology.

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Next generation mooring
Heather Newland and Michelle Jarvis, Samson Rope, USA, discuss the evolution of synthetic mooring lines in the LNG industry.

Driving the industry forwards
Björn Munko, TGE Marine Gas Engineering, Germany, looks at the development of LNG bunkering infrastructure over recent years, and explains how it is helping the LNG-as-fuel market to grow.

Get moor life from your ropes
Veronika Aspelund, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Norway, explains how the service life of mooring ropes can be extended with a little effort, and minimal cost.

A small fortune
Tushar Patel, Atlas Copco Gas and Process, looks at the growing small scale LNG market and the key role that compressors have to play in ensuring its optimisation.

Pushing the envelope
Tadeh Avetian and Luis E. Rodriguez, L.A. Turbine, USA, discuss the latest breakthroughs in turboexpanders for the LNG industry.

Keeping tabs on tug safety
Frank Relou, Survitec, explains how monitoring a tug’s safety equipment service requirements can be a time-consuming activity for an operator, and suggests a new way to help streamline the process.

In the loading line
Maksym Kulitsa, Independent FSRU Operations Consultant, Ukraine, and David Wood, DWA Energy, UK, present a conceptual design for column-top filling pipe for FSRU applications.

Safety should be uniform
Marinus Jansen, Rotortug B.V., the Netherlands, provides a first possible outline for minimum equipment safety features on board support craft near liquefied gas facilities, and calls for uniform industry standards.

The digital generation
Dr. Phil Thompson, BMT, UK, discusses the optimisation of LNG training, operations and lessons learned in the digital generation.

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