Liquid Natural Gas Power Generation
Natural gas is one of the cleanest fuels for generating electricity as it emits far fewer greenhouse gases than other popular options like coal and nuclear power. However, liquefied natural gas or LNG power generation is even more viable.
How Liquefied Natural Gas Works for Power Generation
LNG is natural gas cooled to a liquid state at approximately -260 degrees Fahrenheit. At its liquefied state, natural gas is easier to handle and transport to long distances. LNG also creates more opportunities for widespread distribution and usage in remote locations or areas with challenging terrain.
With LNG power generation, the liquefied gas must be converted back to its gaseous state through regasification or vaporization. It powers dual, steam, and gas turbines to produce megawatts of clean power as a gas.
What to Consider When Using LNG to Generate Power
Using liquefied natural gas for power generation is crucial in the following situations:
- Temporary power on project sites
- Primary electricity source in isolated locations, islands, areas with rough terrains, and places without connection to the gas grid or infrastructure
- As backup power for peak shaving, and meeting increased power demands when the supply is limited
Before you can use LNG to generate energy, you’ll need transportation trailers, cryogenic storage tanks, and regasification equipment, all of which are necessary for the safe and effective handling and use of LNG.
Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to dealing with LNG. Rest assured that if you choose to utilize LNG for energy, we will ensure your safety and security.
Find the Right Partner for LNG Power Generation
Rawhide Leasing offers the essential equipment, such as virtual pipelines, storage tanks, and vaporization, to set up remote and temporary LNG for power generation at your facility or job site. If you can’t find what you need in our fleet, we can fabricate it to meet your requirements.