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CCC – Liquid Gases

Bring­ing in­genu­ity into LNG.

Li­que­fied nat­ural gas (LNG) is a won­der­ful thing. Es­pe­cially when com­pared with diesel as a power source for off­shore ap­plic­a­tions. It’s not only safer, but it pro­duces lower green­house gas emis­sions, NOx and par­tic­u­late emis­sions. So it’s no won­der that it's quickly be­com­ing the pre­ferred en­ergy for ships and off­shore fa­cil­it­ies, plat­forms and ves­sels.

KAEFER has been a spe­cial­ist in LNG for years with our gas tanker and gas car­rier activ­it­ies handled by the Cor­por­ate Com­pet­ence Cen­ter LNG (CCCL) unit in Bre­men and our joint ven­ture KAEFER Broad­way In­su­la­tion Sys­tems (Shang­hai) Co., Ltd. in China. Both centrers are ded­ic­ated to de­vel­op­ing and us­ing LNG in new and in­nov­at­ive ways.

Like in Dutch mar­ine con­tract­ing com­pany Heerema’s heavy lift crane, for ex­ample. The KAEFER CCCL team de­veloped the in­su­la­tion sys­tem for a set of eight spe­cial gas tanks to be moun­ted hanging ver­tic­ally in­stead of rest­ing ho­ri­zont­ally, fit­ting per­fectly within the struc­ture of the plat­form. That al­lowed for im­proved power dis­tri­bu­tion and much easier ac­cess as well. Since this had never been done be­fore, the tanks and the in­su­la­tion sys­tem needed new cer­ti­fic­a­tion. CCCL was closely in­volved in the clas­si­fic­a­tion and ap­proval pro­cess by the Ships Clas­si­fic­a­tion So­ci­ety.

This new sys­tem not only provides more space and flex­ib­il­ity on the plat­form, but makes the most of cleaner en­ergy as well. It goes to show how KAEFER in­genu­ity is ap­plied to LNG and how it can be of use to your busi­ness as well.

Heerema's semi submersible crane vessel 'Sleipnir'
Heerema's semi submersible crane vessel 'Sleipnir'

Our products and ser­vices:

1. Cryogenic cargo and fuel tank insulation systems
2. Pipe and gas plant insulation, high density pipe supports
3. Spray foam systems, vacuum insulation solutions
4. Fluid handling solutions, cryogenic energy storage
5. On- and offline repair services for cryogenic tanks and pipework

 

Ready insulated type C cargo tank during tank lifting
Ready insulated type C cargo tank during tank lifting

Find out what KAEFER in­nov­at­ive think­ing can do for you:

Engineering and design, research and process development
Class approvals, product certification and accreditation
Material supply, foam block production and machining
Fabrication of sandwich / hybrid insulation panels
Installation and advisory services

 

Snohvit plant during its construction in 2003, Norway
Snohvit plant during its construction in 2003, Norway