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October 2014

LNG as a transportation fuel is the lead feature of this issue of LNG Industry. Other topics include gas treatment, simulation and insulation. This month’s regional report looks at the Middle East LNG market.

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LNG news

Coming and going
Peter Kiernan, The Economist Intelligence Unit, UK, explains why LNG imports, as well as exports, are shaping the Middle East LNG landscape.

Small scale and transportation: navigating the risk
Alfonso F. Ibarreta, Delmar Morrison and Harri Kytomaa, Exponent, Inc., USA, examine how risk management is shaping the future of LNG as a transportation fuel.

Fire starter
Bas van den Beemt and Dr. Cyril Widdershoven, TNO, the Netherlands, discuss multi-segment supply within the small scale LNG market.

LNG: the logical choice
Mohd Shahrin Osman, DNV GL, United Arab Emirates, recommends harmonised practices and regulations for the expanding LNG bunkering industry.

LNG goes mobile
Patrick Englebert and Arthur Barret, Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), France, discuss why LNG has become increasingly popular for mobile applications.

Approaching the tipping point
Peter Murray, Chart Inc., USA, discusses the evolution of LNG vehicle fuelling as a network that is becoming increasingly widespread.

A natural choice
Madhukar Puniani, Parker Hannifin Corp., USA, studies the choice between LNG and CNG as fuel for transportation.

Floating options
David Stenning, Lyndon Ward, Sea NG, Christis Enotiades, Burgeon Business Partners, and Fredrik Major, Sevan Marine ASA, discuss the offshore flexibility of FCNG and FLNG.

Pumping process
Yousef Jarrah, ACD LLC, USA, explores the hydro/thermo-dynamics of cryogenic LNG pumps.

Disengagement of aerosol mercury from LNG
Hal Alper, MYCELX Technologies Corp., USA, takes a fresh look at the removal of mercury from LNG.

Removal requirements
Inga Bettina Waldmann and Tom Haylock, KANFA Aragon, Norway, look at why special attention should be given to the design of CO2 removal systems on FLNG units.

More design pitfalls
Clayton E. Jones, Nathan A. Hatcher and Ralph H. Weiland, Optimized Gas Treating, Inc., USA, return to the subject of design pitfalls when using CO2 absorbers in LNG production, this time focusing on diameter swages.

Surmounting safety challenges
Allen Dickey, Pittsburgh Corning, USA, discusses the technical requirements and innovations for high performance process insulation in cryogenic service.

Right first time
Øyvind Aagaard, Jiangsu Lanyu Insulation Technology Co,. Ltd, China, looks at a fundamental part of LNG storage and transportation: cryogenic insulation.

Increasing the flow
Gary Farrow, AVEVA Solutions Ltd, UK, explains how recent technology advances are removing productivity choke points in project execution.

Mirror image
Antoon Tuerlings, Yokogawa Europe, the Netherlands, describes a new ‘Mirror Plant’ concept that applies dynamic simulation to the online real-time process environment in order to improve plant operation.

The big 100!
Abu Bakar Mohd Nor, Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine, Qatar, takes a look at the past, present and future running of its Qatari shipyard.

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