Cryogenic Technology and Scaleup Problems of Very Large LNG Plants

  • J. M. Bourguet
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 18)


Designing very large LNG plants requires a thorough analysis of the risks involved whenever the selection of technical solutions is made in areas far beyond known boundaries of current knowledge. The experience of the first large LNG plant in the world, that of CAMEL, at Arzew, as well as that of SOMALGAZ at Skikda, will be reviewed with particular emphasis on:
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    Thermodynamic properties of hydrocarbon mixtures at temperatures between ambient and −265°F.

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    The use of computers for process optimization and selection of processes.

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    Cryogenic heat exchangers.

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    Turbocompression systems.

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    Overall concept of the plants; annual capacity; sea water cooling systems.



Heat Exchanger Distillation Column Centrifugal Compressor Tube Plate Classical Cascade 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Bourguet
    • 1
  1. 1.TEALParisFrance

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