Comparison of Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Unit Failure

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Year : 2023 | Volume :7 | Issue : 2 | Page : 11-22

    Ukpaka C.P.

  1. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rivers State University Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria


The comparison of some liquefied natural gas plant unit failure was investigated and the unit considered in terms of identification of the component failures. The units are Reboiler, Stripper, Cooling, Compressor, Acid Dehydration, Heat Transfer, Expander and Liquefaction units. The components of interest were monitored in terms of their performance as well as the failure rate of heat transfer unit > cooling unit > acid dehydration unit > stripper unit > expander unit > reboiler unit > liquefraction unit > compressor unit as the period of investigation. The investigation revealed the effect of operational conditions on the failure rate of each unit plant of the Liquefied Natural Gas plant.

Keywords: Comparison, liquefied, natural, gas, plant, unit, failure

[This article belongs to International Journal of Chemical Separation Technology(ijcst)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 7
Issue 2
Received December 11, 2021
Accepted December 27, 2021
Published January 7, 2023