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Characteristics of boil-off-gas partial re-liquefaction systems in LNG ships
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Characteristics of boil-off-gas partial re-liquefaction systems in LNG ships
Yun, Sang-Kook;
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To protect the ocean environment, the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, bunkering ships, and fueled ships is increasing. Recently, Korean shipbuilders have developed and supplied a partial reliquefaction facility for boil-off-gas (BOG). Despite reasonable insulation, heat leakage in vessel storage tanks causes LNG to be continuously evaporated as BOG. This research analyzed the maximum liquid yield rate for various partial reliquefaction systems (PRS) and considered related factors affecting yields. The results showed a liquid yield of 48.7% from an indirect PRS system (heat exchanges between cold flash gas and compressed natural gas), and 41% from a direct PRS system (BOG is mixed with flash gas and discharged from a liquid-vapor separator). The primary factor affecting liquid yield was heat exchanger effectiveness; the exchanger`s efficiency and insulation characteristics directly affect the performance of BOG reliquefaction systems.
LNG carrier;Boil-off-gas;Partial re-liquefaction system;Flash gas;Liquid yield;
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