Compressor segment LNG terminals
LNG: A modern staple energy source
LNG (liquefied natural gas) is used mostly for power generation. Its combustion products contain lower levels of substances
with harmful environmental impacts than oil or coal. LNG is one of the modern world’s staple energy sources. LNG is liquefied
at liquefaction plants to reduce its volume for transport to LNG terminals by LNG carriers.
After carrier transport, the LNG is regasified at the LNG terminal and then sent out to the pipeline. LNG constantly vaporizes inside the tanks at LNG terminals where the compressors (mostly reciprocating types) return the vaporized LNG to the tanks to prevent waste. LNG becomes a gas at ultralow temperature (nearly –160°C), so it requires compressors with advanced technology and high reliability.