Study evaluates design considerations of larger, more efficient liquefaction plants

08/18/2003
Study evaluates design considerations of larger, more efficient liquefaction plantsRecent trends in the design of LNG production facilities focus on train sizes of 3-8 million tonnes/year (tpy). We conducted a study to evaluate potential advantages and design solutions inherent with the larger pieces of equipment needed for these higher-capacity LNG plants.Notwithstanding shipping and market acceptability, LNG train designs in the next decade appear to fall into three groups: nominal capacities of approximately 3-4 million tpy, 5 million tpy, and 8+ million tpy.Several 3-4 million tpy trains have been built in the past 2 years. Two 5 million tpy LNG trains are under construction; the larg...
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