Key Learning Objectives Review and refresher of the LNG industry and its global supply chainUnderstand the physical properties of LNG and typical specifications for LNG production and tradingExamine in detail the technical components of an LNG facility including gas treating, liquefaction, storage, loadingDiscover liquefaction technologies, processes and licensorsUnderstand equipment considerations for LNGDesign and integration aspects of liquefaction plants and marine facilitiesDetermine gas pre-treatment requirements and processes for LNG facilitiesExamine LNG plant utilities, flare systems and fuel gas systemsAppreciate safety aspects of LNG design and operationOperational aspects of LNG facilities including maintenance, manning, operational readinessUnderstand other operations involved in the LNG supply chain including shipping, receiving terminals and regasificationAbout the CourseLNG is simply natural gas which has been liquefied for storage and transportation. In LNG form, natural gas is condensed into one 600th of its volume, allowing it to be stored and transported more easily. Liquefaction (by cooling to minus 162 degrees C) occurs in large land based plants and is transported to receiving terminals in LNG carrier vessels.The need for LNG arises due to the uneven distribution of gas resources and gas markets and the resulting need to transport gas over long distances or over oceans. Although building LNG facilities is capital intensive, transporting LNG by ship over long distances is more economically attractive than transporting compressed natural gas or pipeline gas.This course provides insight into the LNG industry and covers technology, production and operation of LNG facilities at a time when LNG has expanded to become a significant proportion of global energy trade and, with gas being unlocked from shale and coal seam deposits, is poised to assume even greater importance.
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