July 2008


Optimize LNG plant reliability

Controlling heat exchanger cool-down increases efficiency and availability

Abdul Rahman, J., Petronas LNG Complex Sdn Bhd; Beeby, C., Shell Technology India Pvt Ltd.; Den Bakker, K., Parra Calvache , M., Shell Global Solutions International BV

With energy demand forecast to double in the first half of this century and conventional sources diminishing, the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to make an important contribution to meeting the energy challenge. The days of the so-called easy oil and gas are numbered. Increasingly, producers will need to access fossil fuel resources in more challenging environments and in more distant and remote locations. As the distances between resources and markets increase, LNG is vital to the security of energy supply. Not surprisingly, therefore, demand for LNG remains strong. In 2007, LNG accounted for about 7% of global gas consumption. Currently, LNG demand is growing at aroun

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