January 2009

Special Report: Gas Processing Developments

Industrial qualification of a new transfer system

LNG tests for cryogenic flexible hose technology demonstrates applications for open sea conditions

Developing offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects is crucial to support consistent market growth. It also opens new perspectives and challenges for the entire LNG industry. To ensure that new LNG chains will operate correctly and at optimum rates, research and development (R&D) of efficient and safe LNG transfer systems is a high priority and still challenges the industry. Several offshore LNG transfer solutions are being researched. A cryogenic flexible hose-based LNG transfer system shows promise in fully meeting industry requirements. This article deals with the full-scale trials performed at an exiting LNG receiving terminal using a new 16-in. flexible hose-based LNG transfer sy

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