July 2004

Special Report: LNG and GTL Developments

LNG storage tanks: advancements in weld inspections

New inspection method improves jobsite examinations and verification of welds

 Fig. 1   Typical storage tank for LNG at a terminal site. The international liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry continues to grow, and moves stranded natural gas (NG) from countries that have surplus supply to expanding markets. In order to fulfill global demand, the number of facilities being built to export, ship and import LNG has also increased tremendously. LNG storage tanks (Fig. 1) play a prominent role in this process and are typically on the critical path for constructing LN

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