Choose the best refrigeration technology for small-scale LNG production
A frequent question is which refrigeration technology is the best for small-scale LNG production. Here, a broad range of aspects and guidelines for which is best suited for what type of application is covered.
gas prices are allowing multiple secondary players in the
US market to consider investments in small-scale LNG plants. A
frequent question is which refrigeration technology is the best
for liquefied natural
gas (LNG) production. At first glance, there are numerous
process alternatives on the market. However, when taking a
closer look, the choice simplifies to either single
mixed-refrigerant (SMR) or nitrogen (N2) expander
technology. These technologies dominate the small-scale plant
capacity range between 50,000 gallons per day (gpd) and 500,000
gpd of LNG.
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