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October 2016

The October issue of LNG Industry includes features on LNG terminals, software and simulation, heat exchangers, and piping/pipe supports. This month’s regional report, courtesy of Douglas-Westwood, explains why the Middle East is set to lose its market share in spite of increased export capacity.


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Contents

Outlook for the Middle East
Mark Adeosun, Douglas-Westwood, UK, explains why the Middle East is set to lose its market share in spite of increased export capacity.

LNG in a changing world
Alexander Harsema-Mensonides, Braemar, USA, looks at how the role of LNG is changing from wholesale to retail markets.

Go big
Dirk Nous, Fluxys LNG, Belgium, outlines how the Zeebrugge LNG terminal is preparing for large scale transshipment services from Yamal LNG.

Sharing for success
Brad Wood, Juran Benchmarking, UK, and Fernando Santamaria Estepar, Enagás, Spain, reveal how benchmarking can be used to improve the operational performance of LNG terminals.

Counter attack
Caroline Warnes, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, Australia, explains how innovative technologies are assisting Australian LNG operators to counter slowing market growth.

Software that automates bi-directional LNG facilities
Niki Thomas, Quorum Business Solutions, USA, discusses the software that automates LNG commercial operations at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG export facility in the US.

Predicting tomorrow, today
Steve Hemsley, Lanner, UK, offers a new simulation approach that can help limit risks and support major decisions as global trade patterns change.

Tools for analysing gas treatment
Ralph Weiland and Nathan Hatcher, Optimized Gas Treating Inc., USA, explain why mass transfer rate-based simulation, coupled with thermal imaging, is a suitable tool for design, troubleshooting and plant monitoring.

Mist opportunity
John Brewer, Sulzer Chemtech, USA, outlines the benefits of using mist eliminators in low pressure mixed refrigerant suction drums.

A smaller solution
Andreas Möller and Joakim Palmberg, SWEP International AB, Sweden, show how a growing market calls for a shift in technology.

Pick a pipe
Oleg Polyntsev, Centravis, Ukraine, explains the importance of stainless steel tube selection for floating LNG facilities.

In safe hands
Philip Rendenbarger, Technifab Products, USA, looks at safe piping for LNG storage and transfer.

Best served cold
Casper van Ootmarsum and Robert van Ootmarsum, Power Piping International BV, the Netherlands, look at the requirements and challenges faced when designing pre-insulated pipe supports for cryogenic applications.


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