LNG Receiving Terminal
An LNG receiving terminal is the arrival point for LNG tankers in a gas utilization region. The ships’ cargo of liquefied natural gas is unloaded and stored in its liquid state, then re-gasified and fed to the natural gas pipeline system as required by market demand.Compression technologies are critical to this application, and GE Oil & Gas has been an industry leader, investing significant effort and resources to deliver the extreme efficiencies required.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is transferred from the LNG tanker to large, heavily insulated storage tanks using cryogenic transfer pumps.
The LNG boil-off gas that is formed during transfer and storage is recovered by suitable boil-off-gas compressors and reliquefied.
The LNG is pumped at pipeline pressure by high pressure multistage cryogenic pumps and re-gasified by heating it with seawater using heat exchangers called open rack vaporizers
GE Oil & Gas customizes all its LNG equipment for the best fit with each project’s specific requirements.
The injection of GE's latest technologies can greatly improve the efficiency and performance of existing LNG terminals.