Modular, Scalable, with Better Boil-Off Performance
Linde is getting ready to release details about the improved liquefied natural gas fueling station design it disclosed at ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. last year.
Linde Energy Solutions strategic marketing and business development chief Bryan Luftglass called the compact fueling station design a potential “game-changer” (F&F, May 24, 2012).
Details of the new design will be discussed by Jonathan Harris, merchant LNG technology manager for the Linde division, on April 19 at the LNG 17 conference in Houston.
“The new LNG station uses patent-pending technology and an integrated design that offers exceptional performance and important advantages compared to existing stations,” states a release. “It is compact, modular to minimize installation time and costs, and is scalable as fleet needs expand.
‘On-the-Fly Saturation and LIN-Assist’
“The station is designed to eliminate station boil-off gas by using novel applications of on-the-fly saturation and LIN-assist cryogenic cooling techniques.” LIN stands for liquid nitrogen.
“Linde’s new station design is the latest in a series of initiatives we are implementing to facilitate broader adoption of LNG to fuel vehicles, oil and gas drilling and completion equipment and marine vessels,” Harris said in the company’s announcement this week. “We intend to continue to escalate our commitment to making it easy, safe and economical for fleets to switch to LNG fuel.”
Linde says it will apply the new LNG station design at its facility in Springville, Ind., where it will support LNG-fueled company trucks.
“The new station system will soon be commercially available and the Indiana facility will allow potential customers to observe its performance first-hand,” the company said – noting that design has already been used overseas.
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Source: Linde with Fleets & Fuels follow-up