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October 2008

On this month's cover: MAN Diesel is the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines for marine and power plant applications. The company designs two-stroke and four-stroke engines, generating sets, turbochargers, CP propellers and complete propulsion packages that are manufactured both by MAN Diesel and its licensees. The engines have power outputs ranging from 450 to 97 300 kW.

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Eastern Promise
Gordon Feller, LNG Industry Correspondent, gives an overview of China’s role in the LNG market.

A New Growth Phase for Japan
David Hayes, Contributing Editor, provides an overview of the Japanese LNG industry.

Around the World in LNG
Chris Holmes, Purvin & Gertz, UK, studies the impact of new gas liquefaction capacity on global LNG trade.

Perspectives from a Ship’s Agent
Bob Bandos, GAC-Rice, Unruh, Reynolds Co. (GAC-RUR), USA, examines the changing face of the LNG industry in the USA.

The Crewing Crunch
Glenn Kangisser, Curtis Davis Garrard, UK, asks if the human element is putting the brakes on LNG’s advance?

The Human Element
Dr Jonathan Earthy, Lloyd’s Register, UK, addresses the human element in ship operation.

Processing Simulation
Prof. D.Kazunin and O.Buturlimov, Transas Technology, Russia, present a new training concept and its capabilities.

A Complex Simulation
Kurt Roger Sivertsen, KONGSBERG, Norway, discusses StatoilHydro’s Snøhvit as the perfect example of the complex challenges inherent in producing lifecycle simulation for large LNG development projects.

Engine Design and Performance
KjeldAabo, MAN Diesel, Denmark, looks at the design and performance of the ME-GI engine.

Putting the Pieces in Place
Susan Walther, David Franklin, Pat Ross and Brad Hubbard, Mustang Engineering, USA,discuss expander based liquefaction processes for offshore use.

On a Smaller Scale
James C. Bronfenbrenner and Warren R. Miller, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., USA, present coil wound heat exchangers for mid sized LNG plants.

Making Advances
James Gaughan, ABS Americas, USA, highlights gas turbines as an option for advancing LNG power generation.

Reliability and Performance
Chris Keogh, Compressor Products International, UK, looks at the operational experience with reciprocating boil off compressors that are used at an LNG storage plant in Western France.

Going Online
JostAnderhub, Prognost Systems GmbH, Germany and Josu Elorza Etxebarria, Bahiade Bizkaia Gas, Spain, discuss online conditions monitoring of LNG boil off gas compressors.

Making Predictions
David C. Sheats, Scientific Instruments, Inc., USA and Malcolm T. Tennant, MHT Technology Ltd, UK, discuss rollover prediction at a peak shaving plant.

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