Liquefied natural gas can be transported by road, rail or sea, and Chart offers a complete portfolio of mobile super vacuum insulated solutions to make these LNG distribution options a reality.
Due to the high compression ratio of gas to liquid (600 to 1), transporting LNG is the most common, cost effective means of mass distribution of natural gas into stationary storage tanks for further distribution.
LNG transport from a central liquefaction plant to areas where no pipeline and gas grid exist creates a virtual pipeline that enables natural gas to displace traditional and more expensive fuel options, such as LPG and diesel, for a variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications.
To learn more about Chart’s methods of distributing liquefied natural gas select from the following:
LNG Solutions Catalog.
The no-nonsense LNG Transport Trailer has one simple job that it does very well: transporting liquid over the road.
These cryogenic semi-trailers feature:
- Horizontal vacuum-insulated tank composed of an inner pressure vessel and a structural frame outer jacket
- Very large capacity pressure-building coils and coil piping allow off-loading by pressure transfer at rates up to 300 GPM
- Construction of durable, lightweight, thin-gauge carbon and stainless steel
These trailers are designed to effortlessly transport LNG on international highways, ultimately providing liquid to fueling stations, large tanks, stationary equipment and more, for smooth and uninterrupted operation.
To find out about Chart’s transport semi-trailers for Europe visit GOFA.
LNG Microbulk Systems
LNG MicroBulk systems serve a developing market of applications requiring natural gas for powering temporary generators that meet the fuel requirements of irrigation systems, utility services, oil fields and special events. In addition, direct heating applications or combined heat and power applications where smaller volume tanks make sense, an LNG MicroBulk system is the solution.
The LNG MicroBulk system is an extension from the proven concept and applications that Chart pioneered within the industrial gas MicroBulk market.
The LNG Orca allows for quick deliveries thanks to the submerged pump and quick-connect fittings. When utilized in conjunction with an LNG Perma-Cyl storage vessel, the Chart LNG MicroBulk solution offers safe, ventless, onsite delivery of natural gas for powering or heating your application. Chart will work with you utilizing the entire MicroBulk portfolio to prepare the best possible fuel supply for your applications.
LNG ISO Containers
Our ISO Intermodal Containers provide an easy method to transport LNG worldwide by ship, rail or road.
They are designed with highly-engineered thermal insulation and a rugged, durable construction that ensures your low-pressure, low-temperature liquid has a safe journey when traveling long distances for extended periods of time.
These reliable, low-maintenance containers come in a variety of working pressures, have a maximum gross weight of 34 tons and are currently offered in either 20 or 40-foot lengths.
The versatility of their design maximizes payload while providing a lower tare weight. Not only are the ISO Intermodal Containers considered one of the best values available on the market for LNG transport, but they also comply with important codes and standards including UN T75, ASME/DOT, EN, RID, IMDG, ADR, IMO and TPED.
Chart’s cryogenic railcars were developed to transport liquid gases by rail and have been successfully and safely carrying LNG in Canada and other regions for many years. Our patented vacuum technology ensures longest liquid hold times with minimal pressure increase and no loss of product. Chart utilizes standard tank car designs to optimize the storage capacity and payloads of up to 30,000 gallons of LNG per car are possible.
In Europe Chart teamed up with VTG Aktiengesellschaft, one of Europe’s leading wagon lease and rail logistics companies, to develop and construct Europe’s first LNG rail tank cars.
On June 19th, 2020 following consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), issued a final rule authorizing the bulk transportation of LNG by rail.
Chart CEO Jillian Evanko spoke with gasworld about Chart's plans after the bulk transportation of LNG was authorized in the US. Read the full feature here.