The Importance of Sampling – June 2017, LNG IndustryTom Knight, Orbital Gas Systems, USA, looks at the importance of sampling systems in LNG gas pretreatment operations
Safe and efficient natural gas processing requires a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the gas prior to treatment, and verification that the treatment has been completed to the required performance specification.
Fast and Precise – May 2017, Hydrocarbon EngineeringThomas Knight, Orbital Gas Systems, USA, examines an option for providing continuous LNG sampling, vaporisation, conditioning and analysis on LNG applications.
The increasing rate of worldwide natural gas trading, particularly in shipped LNG, makes accurate energy accounting more important than ever. Each LNG cargo, loaded at a production facility for export and unloaded at a reception terminal for regasification, can represent more than US $20 million in investment.
Providing an Accurate Measurement – World Pipelines, May 2017Nicholas J. Clough and James McGinty, Orbital Gas Systems, USA, introduce an alternative way of measuring pipeline gas properties.
Natural gas that enters into or moves between networks must be metered for volume and calorific value (SV). Since countries have national regulations in place for the provision of natural gas, appropriate levels of accuracy in CV measurement must be maintained.