Spain: Regasification Cost-Effective Configuration of Hybrid Terminals

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Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company (AG&P) has launched two proprietary regasification technologies in its range of LNG import terminal solutions.

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AG&P has developed an advanced fan ambient air vaporization (FAV) technology that improves operational efficiencies.
AG&P has developed an advanced fan ambient air vaporization (FAV) technology that improves operational efficiencies.
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Barcelona/Spain — Speaking at Gastech 2018, Nancy Ballout, Vice President Process Engineering and Operations, AG&P, said that application of the new technologies to regasification modules would help provide commercially compelling solutions and therefore options for customers to access gas.

The company has developed a standardized water-bath type vaporization (WBV) technology that utilizes fire tubes to transfer heat to a bath of water by convective and conductive heat transfer. The combustion gas never directly contacts the water. To minimize emissions and improve efficiency, the design can also include low NOx burner technology and a waste heat recovery economizer providing high efficiency without the complexity associated with other systems. The benefits of this design include flexibility, adaptability, efficiency and added value, the company announced.

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The company has also developed an advanced and cost-efficient FAV technology for sub-tropical and tropical locations with ambient air temperatures greater than 15° C with adequate available space. FAV technology offers a significant improvement as it simplifies the design of the regasification train, its operations and maintenance, said the company.

These two new technologies complement the developers water-glycol shell and tube (STV) standard technology for regasification modules, which was introduced in 2017. The technologies allow the cost-effective configuration of hybrid terminals and allows for installation in locations that are currently constrained or inaccessible.

The three technologies will be deployed at AG&P’s LNG import terminal at Karaikal Port in India and at two facilities currently under development in Latin America.

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