Technology Review of Natural Gas Liquefaction Processes

Eldemerdash, Usama (2011) Technology Review of Natural Gas Liquefaction Processes. [Citation Index Journal]

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Due to the increasing demand for natural gas in the world today, transportation of natural gas from different parts of the world has become a necessity. Liquefying of the natural gas provides a safer and cheaper alternative for its transportation and increases its storage capabilities. However, it has been accounting for the highest operating cost if compared to the other chain of the industry. Hence, liquefaction process has been a key area that constantly in need for development to save cost and increase LNG plant capacity through production. This paper review for the the development of LNG technologies, the cost items that affects the overall cost of the plant, the operating parameters in liquefaction process, equipments’ efficiency and also the process line-up. Studies had been done on several parameters that influence the process efficiency and lead to wide difference in the production of LNG in a plant. These include the tube side design pressure, end flash quantity, temperature approach on main condenser, compressor efficiency, LPG recovery and also liquefaction technologies. Nevertheless, further studies and in depth understanding on the fundamentals of liquefaction process is still required in order to develop innovative methods to further increase the capacity, efficiency and consequently the production of LNG in a LNG plant.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Chemical Engineering
ID Code:5827
Deposited By: Dr Usama Eldemerdash
Deposited On:05 Jul 2011 10:00
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:23

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