Cryogenic Storage Tanks and Regasification
Each of our mega cryogenic storage tanks holds enough LNG to cover the average family’s energy demand for 500 years.
Natural gas is stored as LNG at very low temperature (-260°F / -162°C), where it occupies 1/600th the volume of natural gas in gaseous state. Chart offers a complete range of standard and custom engineered tanks, and complete systems for storage and regasification, manufactured at our facilities in North America, Europe and China, for applications such as vehicle fueling, bunkering, satellite plants for gas distribution in areas not connected to the natural gas grid, peakshaving plants and back-up supply during high demand/emergency periods, virtual pipeline solutions and mobile units.
Available in capacities ranging from 89m3 through to 1225m3, tanks can be oriented horizontally or vertically according to customer requirements and application.
Superior Performance through Chart Vacuum Technology®
Chart LNG storage tanks utilize a lightweight stainless steel inner vessel, with a durable outer jacket and our proprietary, highly-efficient vacuum insulation technology. The design allows for greater thermal performance and extended LNG hold times that result in minimal loss of stored product.
Tanks are typically combined with other Chart in-house engineered components for a complete storage solution providing natural gas at the point of use according to customer capacity and withdrawal requirements. Typical elements include vaporizers, vacuum insulated pipe, manifolds and control system
Providing Natural Gas at the Point of Use
From single users through to power stations and distribution terminals, Chart has a solution for those wishing to utilize LNG to convert to natural gas from more expensive and environmentally damaging diesel and other distillates.
Chart’s Perma-Cyl® self-contained storage and vaporization system is typically paired with our patented Orca delivery system to make natural gas available, convenient and affordable for small-scale users in industry, science, medicine and transport. We offer a complete turnkey solution, from initial design through to on-site commissioning, and proprietary, proven telemetry and safety systems guarantee maximum economy, efficiency and integrity.
Compact LNG Satellite Station (including GASPAK)
Typically aimed at providing natural gas to small and medium sized operations and locations not connected to the pipeline grid. The unit is easy to install, simple to operate, totally reliable and combines the highest levels of performance with the lowest costs of ownership.
- Complete turnkey ‘plug and play’ solution, designed, engineered and manufactured in-house
- Available off the shelf
- Portable (especially GASPAK models)
- Range of storage capacities
- Maximum conveniece - Minimal site civil work, simple installation and start-up, unmanned and fully automated operation
- Compliant with applicable regional health, safety and environmental legislation.
Fully Customized LNG Regasification Solutions
Chart bespoke plants are already enabling larger scale industrial users convert from distillates to natural gas, particularly for power generation. In addition to full customization, systems often incorporate integrated functions for additional LNG distribution and use, such as loading areas for trucks, jetty modules for ship bunkering and fueling outlets for natural gas vehicles. Just like their smaller counterparts, Chart regasification plants comprise in-house technology, including tanks, vaporizers and vacuum insulated pipe, with full turnkey scope.
Safety and environmental objectives are always of paramount importance and Chart’s proprietary boil-off gas systems capture excess gas and eliminate discharges to atmosphere.
Why Does Chart Recommend Vacuum Insulated Pipe?
Chart vacuum insulated pipe (VIP) offers significant performance advantages versus mechanically insulated pipe for greatly reduced lifetime costs. A double-wall design decreases heat leakage by 90% and acts as a secondary barrier for safety, while preserving the maximum amount of energy per volume of LNG. The typical VIP installation also offers a functional life up to 10 times longer than that of mechanically insulated pipe.
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LNG Truck Loading
Our LNG loadout systems are designed to allow easy hook-up for either a transport trailer or railcar.
They are designed to accommodate multiple transport trailers or railcars, and also have the ability to fill a transport trailer and railcar simultaneously. Our highly engineered PLC kiosks allow the operator to fully operate the loading of the vessel from the comfort of a weather-protected kiosk that includes heating and air conditioning.
The loadout system allows for accurate metering of the LNG flow into the vessel by using Coriolis meters. This type of custody transfer allows for the owner of the loadout system to accurately monitor and measure the amount of product they have delivered.