The driving wheels of development urge us to seek out resources in order to fuel progress, making energy mining a priority over the centuries. As such, natural gas— a hydrocarbon mixture of methane, ethane, and other gases—has been heavily utilized over the years as a major source of energy.
But, with plants located in remote areas, it became practically impossible to transport natural gas through extended network of pipelines.
What was the proposed solution?
With the natural gas now being condensed, it was possible to store it and transport it in special cryogenic tanks to far off locations. The condensation process allowed greater energy density to be packed within a container, making the utilization of natural gas efficient at re-gasification terminals. The first LNG plant was built in 1917 in West Virginia, United States.
But the industry faces some intense challenges.
What are they?
With an enormous global demand and the associated challenges, LNG industry has heavily relied on control valve and fitting manufacturers to provide high quality and robust distribution and transportation systems. Gate valves, ball valves, needle valves and other industrial fittings need to:
The LNG industry has recently emerged to be one of strongest supports of valve manufacturing industry, attributed to the challenges they are facing. As such, the R&D departments of these manufacturers are innovating solutions to facilitate the concerns with regards to liquefied natural gas production and transportation.
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