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APCI LNG Process Cycles for Land Based Applications and their Adaptation for Use in Offshore Floating Applications

Date From: 12 November 2013
Location: England
Description: Evening talk for the Oil & Natural Gas Special Interest Group by David Healey of Air Products. SONG members can visit SONG's resources area to replay a recording.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: IChemE, One Portland Place, London, plus live online broadcast
Organiser: SONG
Contact Name: Toby Chancellor-Weale
Contact Email: song@ichememember.org

The presentation describes the various proven APCI proprietary technology process cycle and equipment options for use in land based LNG production, and the number of applications of the use of the technology. The influence of plant size on process selection, including relative efficiencies of the different process cycle options is covered, along with the impact of driver/compressor selection on overall efficiency and reliability. The presentation will describe the development of the C3MR™ process to allow a single train throughput of 7.8 MTPY.

The work done to ensure successful adaptation of the proven base load cycles and equipment to allow reliable use in FLNG applications will be outlined. The effect of ship’s motion on the process efficiency, performance and mechanical integrity of the equipment is detailed, including the theoretical and empirical studies carried out to support decisions to determine process design criteria for use in FLNG applications. Equally importantly, the extensive work done to ensure the mechanical integrity of the Main Cryogenic Heat Exchanger (MCHE) and its ability to survive the effect of sea motions will be described.

The presenter

Dave Healey is Business Development Manager, LNG, for Air Products. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a member of the Management Committee of the Gas Processors Association Europe. His technology experience includes air separation, hydrogen and carbon monoxide production, cryogenic hydrocarbon gas processing and LNG. 

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Non SONG members must register their attendance in advance by email to song@ichememember.org 

Refreshments will be served from 17:30 for a 18:00 GMT start with networking afterwards.

Not able to attend in person? Join the live presentation over the web: register online >>

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