Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) may be the energy of the future. It takes up only 1/600th of the volume that natural gas does in its gaseous state. This allows the carriage of LNG in a tremendously efficient manner. The growth of LNG shipping is helping to keep the shipping industry stable even through very unstable times. Producing, moving, and storing LNG requires a number of safety standards are met. One of the most crucial is LNG desuperheating.
Desuperheaters are a key component for keeping any LNG plant safe. Komax’s approach to LNG desuperheating has helped to pioneer technologies that increase safety while reducing costs. Any growing industry will see technological leaps and bounds. Komax’s approach is more sensible for space limitations that LNG plants face, as well as being simpler to manage. The Equalizer Mixing Module directs a low pressure water injection spray upstream. Superheated steam is reduced to a precise value.
Solving Old Problems
Beyond this, space is a luxury many LNG plants find limited. One of the major problems with traditional desuperheater approaches includes odd, winding pipe lays that are far too extensive. The more complicated the pipe lay, the more chances for problems. The longer the pipe lay, the more you have to manage, the more goes wrong.
These traditional approaches were fine for a different time when LNG was new, when the technology was being adapted from other fields. Today, we can come up with more elegant solutions that are more precisely defined for safe LNG plant management. The industry isn’t wrestling in the technological dark anymore, and new technologies and approaches give you much tighter control over your LNG plant management.
Returning Control to Plant Management
Unlike more traditional approaches, the Equalizer Mixing Module requires a more reasonable pipe lay in a straighter line. This reduces the chances that something goes wrong. It vastly reduces the high maintenance costs that desuperheating has incurred in the past. It reduces vibration and cuts down on the number of parts that are subject to wear.
As our technological capabilities for LNG management grow, we can increase safety, reduce costs, and reduce the number of factors that threaten to run out of your control. Komax’s approach to desuperheating, involving the use of the Equalizer mixing module, uses new advancements to simplify LNG plant management and return to you more control over your costs and safety.