Potential cost of a 2-day shutdown of the molecular sieve in a natural gas plant. For an LNG plant, depending on the capacity, this could climb to over $1 million.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to −162 °C (−260 °F). Converting natural gas to a liquid in a liquefaction plant typically involves four main processes: pretreatment, acid gas removal and dehydration, fractionation to remove heavy hydrocarbons, and liquefaction. Each of these LNG processing operations requires precise, reliable process control to ensure the continuous uninterrupted operation needed for on-time loading and shipment of liquefied natural gas.
We partner with you to select the right field instrumentation for critical measurements and reliable process control of your LNG processing operations from gas pretreatment to liquefaction. This includes highly accurate flow measurement for entrained gas and low flow applications, monitoring to ensure the removal of contaminants to trace levels from gas processed for liquefied natural gas; reliable temperature sensors, and smart field devices that ensure high system availability.
Coriolis technology offering multivariable measurement with optimized performance for liquids with entrained gas – MFT (Multi-Frequency Technology)
Multivariable vortex flow meter with excellent measuring accuracy at low flow rates
Ensure gas meets specifications for LNG cryogenic liquefaction: Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) analyzers provide fast, accurate on-line measurement of water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in amine treatment units
Highest plant availability and safety with reliable temperature sensor technology
Heartbeat Technology: diagnostics, verification and monitoring functions ensure high system availability and safety with minimal effort
Our instruments provide the measurement accuracy and enhanced process control you need to ensure continuous uninterrupted operation of your natural gas liquefaction processes. Field instrumentation with state-of-the-art technologies reduces startup time, avoids unforeseen shutdowns and ensures the highest plant availability. Intelligent field devices with advanced diagnostic, verification and monitoring functionalities offer the information you need to make the right maintenance decisions.
field instruments installed worldwide
Coriolis flowmeters successfully installed across a wide range of industries
have Endress+Hauser Sales and Service Centers. Our global service force of over 1000 experts are available worldwide to service and optimize your natural gas liquefaction processes