Guest Speaker: Wojciech Kowalczyk
Topic: Custody Transfer System on board LNG carrier
Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is growing all over the world as an environment-friendly clean energy. Natural gas, the cleanest burning hydrocarbon is a major component to world energy consumption equation. But majority of the energy consumers are located far from gas fields, making pipelines too impractical or too costly to build. For the very purpose of gas trade, approximately 370 LNG carriers are trading the seas these days with another 122 new buildings in the order books currently.
A highly-sophisticated gas carrier is equipped with very specialized LNG cargo containment system built for transportation of natural gas in bulk and the cargo is transported at a temperature of -160°C. Current largest LNG carriers are known as Q-Max class and operated by Qatar Gas Company. Q-Max class vessel has an LNG capacity of 266.000 cubic meters. Transfer of such significant cargo value needs to be monitored and calculated by so called Custody Transfer System (CTS), very often referred to as fiscal transfer or fiscal metering system.
Kongsberg Maritime is one of the industry pioneers and market leaders when it comes to CTS systems based on well proven radar technology and patented AutroCAL signal processing.
During the course of this presentation, participants will gain a detailed knowledge about working principles implemented into Kongsberg Maritime custody transfer system (K-Gauge CTS). In addition participants will be also briefed on LNG rollover phenomenon and how this can be avoided by utilizing an extension module to Kongsberg K-Gauge CTS called density profile measurement system (K-Gauge DPMS).