LNG meets explosion protection
LNG FINDS SAFETY ON THE PATH TO CLIMATE-NEUTRAL ENERGY SUPPLY
LNG is on the rise – in more than one sense. LNG (liquefied natural gas) is currently the only market-ready, climate-friendly alternative to diesel for heavy-duty traffic and shipping. When used, it generates significantly lower emissions. Bio-LNG even achieves climate neutrality.
LNG is natural gas that liquefies as it deep-cools to -162 °C. When liquefied, the volume of natural gas is reduced by 600 times. This enables a lot to be stored in a single tank. As a result, trucks powered by LNG can achieve a range of up to 1500 km. In addition, large quantities of LNG can be transported over long distances using special ships. Tankers can be used to transport it to areas that are not yet supplied by a natural gas pipeline. In this way, LNG can ensure independence from pipeline gas. It is currently becoming more and more important. LNG is sure to be a key element in the energy mix, at least until energy demand can be fully met using renewable energy sources.
When producing, extracting and handling LNG, it is essential that safety measures are implemented. Since LNG is highly flammable, this includes suitable explosion protection, in particular. Hazardous areas can be found throughout the value creation chain. R. STAHL's explosion-protected products and systems guarantee safety at every stage of the process – from natural gas extraction and liquefaction, during transport and supply to engines, all the way to re-evaporation and supply to gas networks.