Vaporization and Sample Conditioning for Floating LNG Bunkering Stations

Liquefied Natural Gas

A Sample Conditioning System works together at multiple points within a facility to provide a complete Analytically Accurate® transaction between company and client.  Without multiple checkpoints as natural gas, LNG, and NGL are being transferred, analysis may not provide the company with the most return nor the client with the most cost efficient purchase without a quality sample conditioning system in place.  More recent implementations throughout LNG transfer facilities include Floating LNG Bunkering Stations to reduce the need for ships to come into port and increase focus on the end use for whatever that ship is doing – be that shipping cargo, running cruise lines, or any situation where LNG fuel may be of benefit for daily use.

How are Mustang Sampling® products used throughout these systems?

At port, a facility that utilizes floating bunkering stations will require analysis as LNG leaves the facility.  They’ll not only want to determine their personal gas quality for the fuel systems they use – but also provide their client with a report of the quality of gas they’re receiving.  The Mustang Intelligent Vaporizer Sample Conditioning System® with SoftView® monitor allows them to vaporize their LNG, send a sample through a conditioning system that avoids the Joule-Thomson effect, and monitor this process with reports for documentation and analysis while it is also being sent to other analyzers to monitor the various components within the LNG.

A checks and balances system of LNG Vaporizer and Mustang® Sample Conditioning System on the bunkering station’s side allows them to monitor, from their end, the type of product they’re receiving.

This same process will be repeated in the floating transition between the bunkering station and the receiving ship – be it the facility’s personal LNG ships, or a client that is simply using these floating bunkering stations as refueling purposes for their own needs.

In addition to the company’s needs for quality within their business, any ship utilizing these services can require their LNG fueling facilities to have these Analytically Accurate® systems in place, with reports provided during and after transfer, to ensure accountability of the product they’re receiving.

Is your facility providing Floating Bunkering Stations?  Let’s talk about a system that provides you, and your client, with the most Analytically Accurate® results.