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September 2009

The Autumn edition of LNG Industry features a regional report on the challenges and opportunities in South America's LNG market. The lead feature is on LNG carriers including a discussion on the benefits of dual fuel diesel-electric carriers. The cover story explores how to increase safety in LNG plants.


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An energetic market
Clarisse Rocha, The EIC, South America, explores challenges and opportunities in South America’s LNG market

Proving a point
Erik Bolstad, ABB Marine, Norway, highlights why major oil independents, industrial LNG shipping giants and national energy companies are all investing in dual fuel diesel-electric LNG carriers

LNG carrier power
Sokrates Tolgos, MAN Diesel SE, Germany, explains the benefits of an electric propulsion system with multiple inline engines

A new infrastructure for energy
Dr Gerd Wursig, Germanischer Lloyd, Germany, discusses the use of gas as a ship fuel

Coatings for carriers
Michael Aamodt, Hempel A/S, Denmark, looks at carrier coating options

Inspecting a leak
Changkyu Jin, SGS SRS Korea Co., Ltd, Korea, discusses the causes and risks of leaks for membrane vessel types

A steady growth
S. Fracasso, BOA Group, Germany, discusses how SFZ compensators aim to ensure safe transport

Increasing safety in LNG plants
Scott Hillman, Honeywell Process Solutions, USA, explains how to reduce risk through safety and security integration

The big squeeze
Rosemary Boulton, Kitimat LNG, Canada, considers how rising US natural gas production is squeezing out the world’s second largest exporter

Introducing natural gas to Cyprus
Neophytos Triantafyllides, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Cyprus, outlines the basis of design, project implementation and commercial arrangements for the Vasilikos LNG Terminal

Is it needed?
Ken Glick, The Energy Advocacy Consulting Group, USA, discusses the authorisation of new LNG import terminals in the USA

Advanced cladding and pre-insulation systems
Neil Smallwood, FTI, UK, describes systems that can improve long term integrity and constructability of gas and LNG plants

Ultrasonic flow measurement
Rocky Zhang, Siemens AG, USA, explains how wide beam ultrasonic flow measurement improves LPG terminal and cave storage efficiency

Testing and technology
Patrice Bardon, Dresser-Rand, USA, discusses how the expansion of test capabilities has brought new solutions to compressor applications

Taking a closer look...
Joseph W. Snyder and R. Michael Capers, Scientific Instruments, Inc., USA, and Ronald C. Fairchild and Patrick M. Wiegand, Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc., USA, outline innovations in LNG compositional analysis utilising Raman spectroscopy


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