Study evaluates design considerations of larger, more efficient liquefaction plants

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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