May 29, 2020
Research Outcomes from the Australian Centre for LNG Futures.
Part 1 – LNG Boil Off and Cryogenic Solid, Friday 12 June 2020, 8:30am (AWST)
In 2015, the Australian Centre for LNG Futures (ACLNGF) became the first Industrial Transformation Training Centre awarded by the Australian Research Council to Western Australia. Head-quartered at UWA and with nodes at Curtin University, the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne and the University of Adelaide, the ACLNGF’s core objective is the development of cost-effective LNG, at all scales, in deep water or remote locations. With 10 partner companies and $9.6 million in funding over five years, the ACLNGF also set out to train 12 PhD students providing opportunities for industry placements and mentoring. Launched in 2016 during the week Perth hosted the global LNG-18 conference, the ACLNGF has achieved even more than originally expected with just under a year left to run.
A series of public lectures will be presented over the coming 12 months in which the ACLNGF’s key achievements and their industrial significance will be summarised. In this first lecture, two research projects focussed on LNG storage and increased production reliability will be described. Driven by Samsung Heavy Industries who build LNG carriers, the first research project targeted an improved understanding and ability to describe the phenomenon of LNG boil off and stratification. The second research project targets a long-standing threat to liquefaction processes in which trace impurities in the natural gas freeze out and block cryogenic heat exchangers and/or downstream filters. Both projects have involved the development of globally unique experimental capabilities, delivered software tools for industry that capture our new understanding of the phenomena, and produced award-winning PhD students. Future plans and prospects for these technologies will also be described.
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