Applications of LNG
LNG is used in diverse applications with maximum efficiency & less emission. In fact, its uses are unlimited. Application of LNG range from industrial boilers, Furnaces, to power generating plants, Process feed stokes, fuel for road, ships and rail transportation, etc.
Industrial and commercial boilers are one of the most common uses for LNG across the globe. The industries include breweries, cement factories, Manufacturing, food processing etc.
LNG is used to generate heat for industrial furnaces, it is commonly used in cement, ceramic, paper and textile and steel factories.
Since the turn of the century, the use of LNG as an alternative fuel to diesel for road transportation (typically “Class 8” vehicles – exceeding 14,969 kg, gross vehicle weight) has grown due to its economic incentives and stricter vehicle emissions standards.
LNG as a vehicle fuel has a long and established record in Europe, Canada, and in the USA. Many countries have natural gas vehicles today. In China, there are over 5 million heavy duty vehicles that run on LNG. Technological development in the last decade has made LNG powered vehicles increasingly popular. More importantly, LNG powered vehicles are able to travel long distances before refueling, in comparison to CNG and AGO.
With Greenville LNG refueling stations strategically located across Nigeria, heavy duty trucks can purchase LNG for their vehicles.
With many industries power starved and paying huge sums for self-power generation with diesel, LNG is a beneficial option to revive dying industries and remote power generation.
Substituting current diesel fuel supply with LNG is an economical, safe and clean alternative. The efficiency of transporting LNG over long distances makes it possible for consumers to reduce reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels. Customers either replace existing diesel generators with gas generators or convert existing units to dual fuel.
Greenville LNG builds, owns, operates and maintains LNG storage and regasification facilities at customers end. Using its virtual pipeline, natural gas is supplied to a customer as though it has come from a gas pipeline.
Rail and Ship
Rail and marine transport are also potential applications where LNG can be used. With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopting regulations that aim to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, marine operators have switched to LNG in order to meet the standards, as well as reduce fuel cost.
In rail transport, substitution of diesel with LNG for locomotives has increased significantly over the years, and some countries have adopted LNG as locomotive fuel.