From LNG imports to exports: Process safety and regulatory challenges
As natural gas becomes more abundant in the US, the demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports is disappearing, while the need to find markets for domestic natural gas is increasing.
As natural gas becomes more abundant in the US, the demand
for liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports is disappearing, while
the need to find markets for domestic natural gas is
increasing. LNG terminal operators are thus switching from LNG
imports, which require regasification, to LNG exports, which
require liquefaction, resulting in dramatically changed
processing. In liquefaction, new flammable refrigerants have
been introduced in large quantities for cryogenic cooling.
These compounds can form vapor clouds similar in size to LNG,
but the new compounds will reach further and be more reactive
than LNG vapors.
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