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September 2019

The September 2019 issue of LNG Industry includes a regional report on the US, as well as a number of technical articles covering valves & pressure regulators, lifting equipment, LNG shipping, storage, and more. It also includes a special Gastech 2019 preview, providing more information on some of the event’s key exhibitors.

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Momentum, headwinds and opportunity
Gil Porter, Brad Richards and Chad Mills, Haynes and Boone, USA, discuss how the US will handle the next wave of LNG projects.

Braving the elements
John Rasmussen, Eilbeck Cranes, Australia, presents a detailed case study on the installation of jib cranes at the Yamal LNG facility in Russia.

Fit for purpose
Mike Sicker and Shunichi Kuba, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, USA, explain why the application of two-shaft industrial gas turbine technology is ideally suited for large scale mechanical drive applications.

A custom fit
Jörg Müller, TGE Marine Gas Engineering, Germany, discusses the importance of designing tailor-made LNG storage tanks onboard vessels.

Emergency response training
Andrew Brown, Smit Lamnalco, the Netherlands, discusses emergency response training for floating LNG terminals.

Grow with the tide
Qatar’s Nakilat outlines how it is preparing for the upcoming shifts in LNG as fuel and shipping trends, and its plans for future growth and expansion in the industry.

Adapting to change
Martijn van Essen and Sander Gersen, DNV-GL; Tony Wimpenny, Orbital Gas Systems, UK; and Maurice van Erp, Shell, the Netherlands, highlight a new method of knocking characteristic determination for LNG-as-fuel, and discuss the benefits of real-time fuel adaptive engine control using a fast gas analyser.

Making the best use of BOG
John Baguley and Richard Wheeler, LNG Limited, USA, outline the importance of optimising boil-off gas in LNG facilities.

Bringing Canadian LNG to the world
Arvind Ramakrishnan, FortisBC, Canada, provides an update on the Canadian LNG industry.

Unlocking North America’s energy potential
Justin Bird, Sempra LNG, USA, looks at the burgeoning US LNG industry, with particular focus on the company’s various export facilities.

Practice makes perfect
Philipp von Breitenbuch and Feras Alhothali, Linde Engineering, Germany, outline the important role that virtual reality is playing in training the oil and gas workforce of tomorrow, today.

The ingredients of a good return
Shaun Askew, Heatric, UK, outlines the best ways for investors to achieve a good return on investments in the midst of the LNG transition.

A revolution propelled by pumps
Christopher Campos, Elliott Group, USA, describes how multi-fluid cryogenic cargo pumps have revolutionised the transportation of liquefied gases.

Insulation: it’s about time
John Williams, Aspen Aerogels®, USA, discusses a recent case study in North America in which an LNG export terminal was insulated with flexible materials.

The next station
Jorg Raven, LIQAL, the Netherlands, explains how technological developments, along with an increase in distribution infrastructure, are enabling the transition from diesel to more sustainable alternatives, such as LNG and bio-LNG.

Mid size LNG design in China
Tania Simonetti, TechnipFMC, France; Timothy Truong and Fei Chen, Air Products, USA, present a case study on the Yangling LNG plant in China, focusing on the mid size design for robust and flexible operations.

Digitalisation: a running start
John Nixon and Hermano Ferreira, Siemens, USA, discuss the benefits of digitalising LNG projects at the earliest possible stage.

Optimising gas management with simulation
Nobutaka Umeyama and Hiroki Minami, Japan Marine United Corp.; Koji Kikuchi and Kenichi Matsuoka, Azbil Corp.; and David Hill and Aaron Herrick, CHEMSTATIONS Corp., discuss the application of dynamic simulation for LNG vessel gas management systems.

LNG from unused energy
Martin Köhler and Maximilian Köller, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany; and Ulrich Werner and Christian Schmidt, Cryotec Anlagenbau GmbH, Germany, discuss the conceptual design of an LNG plant connected to the natural gas high pressure grid using process simulation.

Gastech 2019 preview
LNG Industry previews a selection of companies that will be exhibiting at this year’s Gastech in Houston, Texas, US (17 – 19 September 2019).

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