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Gas Systems: Product Information

Small Scale & Mini LNG Liquefaction Systems

Small scale & peak shaving plant LNG production: 10-12 k t/yr (30-500 t/day)
Hamworthy delivered a small scale LNG plant on an EPCIC basis to Gasnor of Norway in 2003. The plant, named Snurrevarden LNG has: A design capacity of 60 ton/day of LNG, that can be turned down towards 0 ton/day without affecting the calorific value of the produced LNG. Unmanned operation with minimum need for inspection outside the routine maintenance schedules. Start-up from warm condition is done by one man in three hours. After start-up in March 2003, the feasibility of the technology and equipment has been proven during several thousands hours of unmanned operation under varying climate conditions. The LNG plant receives pipeline-spec natural gas from the main trunk line running from the North Sea offshore platforms to one of the major gas treatment facilities in Norway. Before liquefaction, substances that can solidify at LNG-temperature are removed. The plant consists of the following basic parts: Natural gas dehydration unit Natural gas CO2 removal unit Cryogenic cooling circuit Main liquefier (cold box) LNG storage tank and truck loading station.

In the LNG plant, a closed nitrogen expansion loop provides the required cold duty to liquefy the natural gas. Nitrogen is compressed in three stages with inter-stage cooling by air coolers, and expanded in a single-stage expander. The refrigerant is kept in the gaseous phase throughout the cycle. Small scale LNG plants using this technology can be offered for capacities ranging from 30 500 tons per day.

Snurrevarden plant at Karmy, Norway

Small Scale & Mini LNG Liquefaction Systems

Mini LNG plant LNG production: 2-18 k t/yr (5-50 t/day)

Energy and cost effective modularized mini LNG plant with the following features: Capacity 5 to 50 tons/day

Mini LNG plant for utilization of natural gas in areas without central pipeline distribution system. Gas coming from pipeline, local reservoir or landfills can be liquefied. Depending on the source of gas, pre-treatment may be required before liquefaction. Hamworthy has license right to the SINTEF developed and patented system.

Modularized LNG plant, in frames Pre-treatment LNG liquefaction Gas engine Storage Truck terminal Main advantages: Using standard equipment for low investment cost and fast manufacture of the liquefaction unit Movable plant Capacity of the plant can easily be adjusted Refrigeration cycle with mixed refrigerant for low energy demand Fully instrumented pilot plant liquefying methane in a closed circuit has been in operation since October 2003. Production: 1 ton LNG/day Long term test during autumn 2004 successful with two months of continuous 24-7 fully automated operation.

Hamworthy Gas Systems AS PO Box 144, NO-1371, Asker, Norway tel: +47 815 48500 fax: +47 815 48510 e-mail: web:
The manufacturers reserve the right to alter the specification and data to incorporate improvements in design. Certified drawings will be issued on request. All details copyright Hamworthy plc.

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