(69f) Power Recovery in LNG Regasification Plants
- Conference: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Year: 2010
- Proceeding: 2010 Spring Meeting & 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
- Group: 10th Topical Conference on Gas Utilization
- Time: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 11:00am-11:30am
Regasification plants vaporize liquefied natural gas using mainly high-pressure LNG pumps and heat exchangers. The vaporization pressure corresponds to the natural gas pipe line pressure.
Due to the large temperature difference between the LNG feed and the pipe line gas, a substantial power recovery is suggested. This paper proposes and describes in detail a Modified Brayton Cycle to recover power from the regasification plant.