Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Raman method for determination and measurement of LNG composition

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.  

Small-scale LNG release tests and model improvements

This project, led by Norwegian company DNV GL, focuses on the safety implications of LNG dispersion from small-scale LNG infrastructure (e.g. inland shipping, bunkering stations or LNG truck filling stations). Tests assess risks and identify hazards at small-scale LNG bunkering stations.  

LNG Sparcling: Horizontal pressurized LNG jet release & Dispersion

This experimental and numerical project aims to better assess the consequences of an accidental LNG release and mitigate hazards close to public small-scale LNG applications. The project is led by French company  Engie and Norwegian company DNV GL. 

The successive phases address medium scale dispersion, rainout quantification tests, and major rupture dispersion quantification tests – see below for the project summary. This work will also benefit from the results of the “Small-scale LNG release tests and model improvements” project.