LNG takes up much smaller fraction of space than Natural Gas. In area where geologic conditions are not suitable for developing underground storage facilities, it has provided the opportunity to store Natural Gas for use during high demand periods. Six hundred cubic feet of Natural Gas turns into just one cubic feet of liquid gas. This allows is to be transported over long distances in specially designed tankers to import terminals. The real advantage is that LNG allows us to import natural Gas from other countries around the world.
TRANSPORTATION OF LNG
LNG is transported in large, specially designed ships. These ships are double-hulled and have a capacity of 138,000 cubic meters or more. The vessels are fitted with a special cargo containment system inside the inner hull to maintain the LNG at atmospheric pressure – 160 degrees centigrade.
LNG DISTRIBUTION & MOVEMENT
LNG is transported in specially designed insulated tankers. There are typically two types – short distance and long distance tankers. Short distance tankers are designed to fuel small amount of LNG often. For example, they can be used to fill small tanks used to supply gas to homes or industries or to fill vehicle fuel tanks. They are usually equipped with a pump to allow rapid and effective transfer of liquid. Maximum capacity is around 3,400 Gal (12,000 liters).
DEA SERVICES ON LNG/ LCNG & RLNG
- Complete consultation and feasibility study of LNG/ LCNG projects
- Equipment support for setting up of LNG satellite station
- Engineering and construction facilities for LNG import terminal
- Solution for Re-gasified LNG process plant
- Complete distribution and supply facility of LNG to desired locations
- Post installation services of LNG project
- LCNG Automobile conversion kit facility
- Guide lines of LNG/ LCNG infrastructure