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September 2020

The September issue of LNG Industry is packed full of informative technical articles covering LNG shipping, liquefaction terminals, mercury removal, storage, and more. The issue also includes a thorough regional report considering the LNG sector in Asia, in addition to our annual Gastech preview, highlighting some of the participants involved in this year’s event.

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A roar from the tigers and beyond
Fei Kwok, Hong Kong, Devika Khanna, UK, and Justin Tan, Singapore, Clyde & Co, analyse the trends, opportunities, and main players in Asia’s LNG market.

Maximise your small scale savings
Rick Vater, Barry Carbaugh, and Joe Zalac, Matrix PDM Engineering, USA, examine various factors that can have significant influence on the capital costs associated with small to mid scale LNG facilities.

Cold storage for a hot commodity
Jeff Baker and Mark Butts, McDermott’s CB&I Storage Solutions, USA, discuss the growing small scale LNG market and a related code change permitting greater flexibility for LNG storage.

A step towards more sustainable storage systems
Adnan Ezzarhouni, GTT China, and Fabien Pesquet, GTT France, outline the use of membrane full containment technology for LNG onshore tanks.

Resilience in the face of the unexpected
Qatar’s Nakilat describes how it is continuing to uphold the highest operating standards in the management of its LNG and LPG vessels, ensuring minimal disruption, despite the challenges presented by recent global events.

The new workhorse for mid scale LNG trading
Johannes Dziuba, TGE Marine Gas Engineering, Germany, explores the evolution of the small and mid scale LNG carrier and its place in the LNG industry today.

A guiding light
David Haynes, SGMF, UK, addresses the need for good practice in the maintenance of gas-fuelled ships, particuarly in light of the IGF Code introduction.

Which regime is right?
Clay Jones and Matt Bailey, Optimized Gas Treating Inc., USA, present a discussion of absorber operating regimes: what they are, how the different regimes can be identified, and the operating implications of each.

Au revoir to unwanted elements
Sebastien Grizard and Joseph Wilson, Johnson Matthey, USA, describe the presence of mercury in the gas stream, and the need to remove it to enhance process safety and plant integrity.

Taking gas treatment to the next level
Klaus Jopp, freelance journalist on behalf of BASF, Germany, presents a new digital platform designed to help optimise gas treating technology and processes in both new and existing plants.

The questions on everyone's mind
Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra LNG, USA, addresses a variety of questions concerning competition, partnerships, technology, and the private sector, with regards to the LNG market.

Tackle trials with training
Philipp von Breitenbuch and Feras Alhothali, Linde Engineering, Germany, explain how the brain drain and the COVID-19 pandemic are shining the spotlight on the possibilities of virtual reality training, especially in the LNG and NGL industry.

Brains not brawn
Teijo Karna, ABB Motion, Finland, explains how a new generation of wireless smart sensors for hazardous areas is bringing the benefits of condition monitoring to the LNG industry.

An accurate undertaking
Hans-Peter Visser, Analytical Solutions and Products, the Netherlands, considers the need for accurate analysis of LNG during loading and unloading.

Sensing the gas status
Dr. Philippe Prêtre, Mems AG, Switzerland, outlines the use of gas sensing instruments to assist in the measurement of LNG quality.

Gastech 2020 Preview
LNG Industry previews a selection of companies that will be participating in this year’s Gastech Virtual Summit (7 - 11 September 2020).

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