Automation technology group ABB was chosen to
supply process analyzers, system integration and related services for
Cheniere Energys Sabine Pass LNG export facility in
Cameron Parish, Louisiana, the companies confirmed on
ABBs delivery for the project will help to measure and
control the quality of the LNG at all points in the process by
providing precise, continuous online measurements of critical
variables as the gas is turned into liquid.
We are very pleased to be involved in this important
energy project, said Charles Young,
head of ABBs measurement products business in the US.
Reliable and accurate information will help the customer
maintain consistently high product quality while optimizing
efficiency and cost during the production process.
The scope of supply includes online process analyzer systems
comprised of ABBs PGC 5000, PGC 1000
process gas chromatographs, and AO 2000 continuous gas
analyzers for both LNG trains and environmental enclosures to protect
The gas sample systems will extract product from different
parts of the process and then return it so no product is lost
during analysis. The analyzers will measure the ppm (parts per
million) level of various chemical components, as well as
physical properties of the gas such as pH, conductivity, and
density to ensure optimal product quality and process
ABB will integrate the analyzer systems with other site
systems, and will also provide project management and system design
services, system fabrication and testing, and related
Located four miles from the Gulf Coast in southwest Louisiana,
the new export facility is currently being built by EPC
contractor Bechtel as an expansion of Chenieres
existing Sabine Pass natural gas storage and import terminal.
When completed, it will be able to accommodate up to four LNG
trains capable of processing approximately 2 billion cubic feet
of natural gas per day (Bcf/d) to liquefy the gas for transport
and potential export.
The initial project under construction includes two trains
with a liquefaction capacity of 1 Bcf/d.
The project is scheduled to be
commissioned in 2015.