Raman spectroscopy measures the composition of liquefied natural gas in the liquid phase. LNG composition data is vital in processing and is required to obtain a “Certificate of Quality” for contractual and fiscal metering. This project, led jointly by Royal Dutch Shell and Belgian gas infrastructure company, Fluxys, evaluates the applicability of this technology and the associated reduction in commercial risk due to quality measurements and reduced handling of LNG samples.
The first batch of tests have been finalised and analysed, leading to positive results. The second batch of testing has started at the same LNG terminal of Zeebrugge, the results of the project are expected for March 2020.