Metrology for LNG Workshop and Training, 25-26 October 2018, Aberdeen

The LNG 2018 Workshop will take place 25-26 October 2018, Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland

The workshop for the LNG3 project builds on the success of the previous workshops held during the first and second LNG projects between 2010 and 2017. Each of these workshops attracted over 80 participants from all over the world and presented an excellent platform for networking and sharing information.

More information, and registration here

Upcoming tests

  • Water tests at NEL, scheduled
  • LNG tests at VSL, preliminary schedule

Water tests are scheduled for 15 June – 15 July.
According to the proposed preliminary test program, LNG tests are scheduled for September ~ October -December ~ January 2019 .

NEL Introduced the LNGIII project at Kuwait 3rd Flow Measurement Conference and ADIPEC 2017

NEL attended the ADIPEC (The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference), 13-16 Nov 2017 as part of SDI (Scottish Development International) pavilion. This is one of the largest and most influential oil and gas industry exhibition and conference and NEL had the opportunity to introduce the LNGIII project to many key participants through one to one discussions.

NEL introduced the LNGIII projectNEL also attended Kuwait 3rd Flow Measurement Technology Conference held between 19th and 21st Nov 2017. An overview of the LNGIII project was presented by Asaad Kenbar. The presentation covered a brief introduction to EMPIR, objectives of LNGIII, approach to achieve these objectives, brief description of each work package, test programme and progress to date. The presentation highlighted the significant contribution of the EMPIR project to the development of measurement traceability for LNG and the long-term vision to achieve this traceability for LNG custody transfer applications. It also highlighted the importance of this work to develop the required reference measurement systems and generate supporting data to enable the development of the new international standard for LNG dynamic flow measurements under ISO TC28/WG20A.

Attending and presenting at these two events have attracted many interesting questions and reinforced the importance of EMPIR support to address the EU’s Grand Challenges and to progress fundamental measurement science.

LNGII presentation rewarded on the International Congress of Metrology (CIM)

Among 192 oral and poster presentations Cesame-Exadebit has been rewarded for the oral presentation of a scientific article on a work done in the JRP project ‘LNG II’.

From the Congress article we read:
“The closure of CIM was also an opportunity to reward two high-level technical presentations for the quality of their content: The best oral, by Henri Foulon of Cesame Exadébit: Measuring cryogenic flow using laser Doppler velocimetry.»

Click here to see the summary document from the Congress

Research article: Enhancement of the revised Klosek and McKinley method for density calculations of LNG

Enhancement of the revised Klosek and McKinley method for density calculations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) over the temperature range from (100 to 135) K at pressures up to 10 MPa

By Christopher Tietz, Markus Richter, Reiner Kleinrahm and Roland Span

The revised Klosek and McKinley (RKM) method is a well-established model for the calculation of saturated liquid densities within the field of liquefied natural gas (LNG) custody transfer. Due to pressures higher than the vapor pressure in pipes from tanks to transfer stations, the densities resulting from this easy-to-use approach often deviate from the true density of the compressed liquid phase. However, higher pressures are typical for pipe flows in receiving terminals. Therefore, the applicability of the RKM method was expanded with the most recent highly accurate (p, ρ, T, x) data sets for six compressed LNG mixtures measured with a special densimeter for cryogenic liquid mixtures. The newly developed enhanced RKM (ERKM) method now enables density calculations of LNG mixtures at pressures up to 10 MPa, and the temperature restriction of the RKMmethod (T b 115 K) was expanded to reach temperatures up to 135 K. The estimated expanded uncertainty (k = 2) of the newly developed equation is 0.10% for the temperature range from (100 to 115) K and 0.15% for temperatures between (115 and 135) K at pressures up to 10MPa. Further restrictions of the method are basically the same as for the RKM method and are specified in more detail within the present paper.

Read the paper here