Innovative Standard Modular Small and Micro Scale LNG Plants Utilizing Zero Refrigerant Technology
A new concept that has been developing over the last ten years is the use of small-scale (< 500 ktpa) LNG plants. Small scale LNG plants are typically located inland where natural gas is available from biogas, “stranded” unconventional and conventional gas resources or a natural gas pipeline. The LNG has been trucked for use by power generators and more recently been used in the heavy transportation markets including trucking, mining haul trucks, marine and rail. These small and micro scale standardized modular plants can be built faster and more efficiently than large-scale LNG plants. The major competitive advantage of these small plants when compared to the large-scale plants are that the smaller local gas resources are monetized, taking advantage of the reduced logistics cost of transporting liquid LNG over large distances to the end users.
DyCat Solutions has been working with PolaireTech to develop a small-scale and a micro-scale standard modular LNG Plant utilizing zero refrigerant technology. Vice President Cathy Farina has authored a blog that discusses PolaireTech design and the benefits that that design provides to the small scale LNG industry. Click on the below link to read the entire blog.