Micro-LNG Unit to Capture Stranded Marcellus Gas in Tioga County, Penn.

by Duane Nichols on January 23, 2017

Siemens Modular Micro-LNG Unit in Penna.

Siemens (German) Rolls Out Micro-LNG Unit in Marcellus Region

From an Article by Mark Smedley, Natural Gas World, January 18, 2017

PHOTO: The LNGo low pressure liquefaction solution from Dresser-Rand consists of four different modules

Siemens subsidiary Dresser-Rand said January 18 it has commissioned its first micro-LNG system.

The Ten Man facility in Pennsylvania began LNG production in mid-September last year, just four months from contract signing, and has produced 500,000 litres of LNG since start-up. The facility enables operator Frontier Natural Resources to monetise stranded natural gas at Tenaska Resources’s Mainesburg field in the Marcellus shale play of northeastern Pennsylvania.

The modular, portable ‘LNGo’ system can be installed in a short period of time. Consisting of four different modules, it can be transported on eight trucks, deployed at the gas field and has a footprint of some 508 cubic meters, roughly the size of a basketball court.

Dresser-Rand’s LNGo™ system is a modularized, re-deployable natural gas liquefaction plant capable of producing up to 30,000 gallons of LNG per day. This point-of-use production plant is a standardized product made up of packaged modules that work together to offer a decentralized, distributed approach to meet the demand for LNG fueling. The LNGo system is comprised of legacy products from Dresser-Rand and Siemens including a Dresser-Rand MOS™ reciprocating compressor, a Dresser-Rand Guascor® generator set, and control, monitoring, and safety systems to offer a new liquefaction process that can be installed and operating within a few months.

With the increasing use of LNG as a fuel for road trucks in North America, micro-LNG represents one way to monetise stranded gas. Rival technologies such as small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) offered by other companies also offers a way to turn natural gas into motor fuel.

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“Fire and Ice”

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Robert Frost, 1920

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