February 2016, Vol. 243, No. 2

Features

Ultrasonic Metering, Creative Insulation Engineering, Aid LNG Plant

A major East Coast storage facility for liquefied natural gas (LNG) had a flow metering challenge on one line.  The problem was directly related to the temperature of the product. LNG is liquefied to concentrate its volume for shipping and, as a result, the temperature of the liquid drops to a cryogenic minus 265 degrees Fahrenheit, which must be maintained throughout the storage facility and delivery system. Challenges of LNG Storage With the introduction of fracking for natural gas in the U.S. and the subsequent drop in prices, LNG storage facilities which import gas have fallen on hard times. Fortunately, this plant has found some solutions. The latest has been obtaining permission fro

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