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November 2013

Our final issue of the year focuses on safety & security, with several articles looking at simulation training techniques. Other features cover risk assessment, gas pretreatment, small scale LNG, pumps & valves and loading systems. This month’s regional report looks at the latest developments in Africa, with an update from Angola LNG.


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African LNG: born again?
Michelle Gomez, Douglas-Westwood, UK, examines the opportunities and pitfalls that African LNG presents.

A new player
Artur Pereira, Angola LNG Marketing Ltd, UK, provides an overview of the Angolan LNG project.

The future’s bright
Ford Garrard, NES Global Talent, UK, explains how Africa’s role in the LNG market is becoming increasingly significant.

Preparing Queensland for the LNG boom
Bhavna Patel, LogiCamms, Australia, reveals why a behavioural change is required to plan for effective training of all personnel.

Playing it safe
Dave Coppin, AVEVA, UK, explains how video game technology is transforming operator training in LNG plants.

Simulate to accumulate
Platt Beltz and Greg Hallauer, Yokogawa, USA, discuss how simulation can improve operator training in LNG operations.

Don’t miss the boat
Graeme Henderson, WorleyParsons, explains how LNG producers can navigate the industry’s growing complexity through innovative data-based solutions.

“Are you ready?”
Joost Smits, Systems Navigator, the Netherlands, examines whether terminals are ready for LNG bunkering.

Pioneering LNG as fuel in North America
Patrick Janssens and Roy Bleiberg, ABS, demonstrate how LNG projects in the US are setting the bar for vessel safety.

Turning adherence into opportunity
Colin Thurston, Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK, discusses how LIMS can enable LNG laboratory agility in the face of changing standards.

A moving target
Dr Harri Kytömaa and Dr Trey Morrison, Exponent Inc., USA, explore US regulatory challenges faced by the LNG industry.

Capturing contaminants
Vince Atma Row and Tony Hood, Johnson Matthey, UK, discuss desulfurisation and mercury removal from natural gases.

Small scale standardisation
Sharon Benard, USA, and Matthias Bruentrup, Germany, Linde Process Plants, look at standard small scale LNG plants.

Seal less, zero emission LNG pump solutions
David Loughman, Nikkiso Cryo Inc., USA, looks at how the small scale LNG industry can benefit from the unique properties of submerged motor pumps.

Reducing the ‘human factor’
Mike Fynes, Smith Flow Control, UK, takes a common sense approach to valve safety.

Optimising safety offshore
Vincent Lagarrigue and Richard Hepworth, Trelleborg, discuss the evolving nature of offshore LNG transfer in tandem configuration.

Work safe. Breathe easy.
Allan Cameron, Sabre Safety, UK, analyses the challenges in dealing with irrespirable environments – from H2S to natural gas.

Integrated project valuation
Alejandro Plano, Palantir Solutions, USA, shows why an integrated approach for managing risk, as well as understading the economics and the available commercial opportunities are important for truly understanding the value of a LNG project.


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