Just two years ago the demand for LNG was almost unsustainable as new energy applications were being developed and the price against oil was favourable for this alternative energy source. Keith Stewart reflects on how this market has changed.
Fuelling ships in the Nordic regions; shale gas fields in the US; vehicle use across the globe; an energy resource to power major cities in China and other developing countries - these are just some of the applications which demonstrate the incredible scope and breadth of the LNG industry.
At the recent gasworld conference in Singapore I was given the honour of being asked to chair the final session with John Raquet in the Consultants Corner. During the session, a very topical question was raised that I happily took on: how do you stop someone taking your intellectual property?
So, with this being gasworld’s safety issue, I thought I should write a bit about the subject and in particular, safety valves. These are installed in systems and piping to ensure they protect the pressure containing components from pressure increases that could result in damage to plant, equipment or personnel.
Brand new! Read the first ever piece from new gasworld columnist, Keith Stewart. Here, Stewart describes his experiences of travelling in China, the changes he's seen take shape there over the last decade, and his expectations of the changing requirements for LNG valves in the country.