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October 2017

October’s issue of LNG Industry focuses on LNG as a transport fuel, FLNG, ship-to-ship transfer, software and monitoring systems. This issue also showcases a regional report on the Middle East written by Peter Kiernan of The Economist Intelligence Unit.

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LNG news

Qatar bids to stay LNG king
Peter Kiernan, The Economist Intelligence Unit, UK, explains why and how Qatar will remain the world’s largest LNG exporter in the midst of growing US and Australian production.

LNG as transportation fuel
Alexander Harsema-Mensonides, Braemar Engineering, USA, explores the challenges LNG faces in its bid for wide-scale acceptance as a transportation fuel.

Small scale LNG distribution from an FSRU
Jochen Schmidt-Lüßmann and Glenn Bannister, Marine Service GmbH, Germany, discuss the potential for a cost-effective method of bringing LNG infrastructure and a natural gas supply to a port or harbour.

Fuelling the Fleet
Paul Shields, Chart Industries, Inc., USA, in collaboration with Ground Force Worldwide introduces the world’s first diesel/LNG dual-fuelling vehicle.

Right place, right time
Stéphane Desbuisson, Fives Cryo, France, and Nicolas Teyssot, Fives Cryomec, Switzerland, explain why it is vital to predict maintenance precisely to optimise equipment efficiency and extend its lifecycle.

Rapid, representative results
Thomas Knight, Orbital, USA, explains the challenges inherent in LNG trace measurement, and how to obtain a more representative gas sample.

Sloshing study
Bo Wang and Suqin Wang, ABS, outline the assessment of sloshing in a membrane LNG carrier during loading/offloading at an FLNG terminal.

Tried and tested
Robin Boot, Kanon, the Netherlands, outlines an effective approach to safe and reliable ship-to-ship LNG bunkering.

A flexible future
Niki Thomas, Quorum Business Solutions, USA, looks at the importance of a flexible back office in the LNG industry.

Keep still
Arun Duggal, SOFEC Inc., USA, looks at the importance of mooring systems for FLNG units.

Space Savers
Justin M. Ellrich and Tyler J. Thompson, Black & Veatch Corp., USA, present technology and design enhancements to increase production density for FLNG.

A new cycle
Mark J. Roberts, Öznur Saygi-Arslan, Fei Chen and Janet F. Mitchell, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., USA, present a new liquefaction cycle for FLNG applications.

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