Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is rising. High-performance technology is required for reliable transport and storage. Engineers have to develop plants that are safe and efficient. The extremely low temperature range of -161 to -164 °C (112 to 109 K), at which natural gas is in a liquid state, places high demands on the technical infrastructure throughout the entire value chain of LNG. All the plant components and systems coming into contact with the liquefied gas have to be extremely well insulated.
This includes, in particular, the pipework through which the LNG is transported and the tanks for storage of the liquefied gas. It is important that the tanks and pipework are reliably insulated from adjacent plant components due to the low temperature of the liquefied gas. This also applies to points at which mechanical forces have to be absorbed, such as at mounts or support bearings. Thermal bridges at these points must be avoided at all costs. This requires high-performance cryogenic insulation materials which do not become embrittled, that can absorb high mechanical forces, and that offer exceptionally low thermal conductivity.
We offer you materials specifically developed for cryogenic insulation. Our laminated densified wood Lignostone® cryogenic and our fibre-reinforced composite material Durolight® have been successfully applied in numerous projects. With their special properties, they help ensure the safe transport and reliable storage of LNG.
Lignostone® cryogenic and Durolight®: