Natural gas purification for LNG production. GTI and Air Liquide Advanced Separations are developing a compact, low-cost, versatile technology to purify natural gas. The technology can achieve pipeline specifications or the much tighter requirements for LNG production. The modular technology is insensitive to orientation or motion, so it is particularly suited for offshore platforms or floating LNG (FLNG) use.
>> Join GTI’s Joint Industry Program (JIP) for this technology.
Removing and recovering sulfur from natural gas. GTI has technology platforms and expertise in midstream cleanup to remove contaminants before the gas is brought to market with advantages in capital cost, operations and maintenance cost, and footprint. A novel sulfur removal process is ready for pilot plant testing that will treat tonnage levels of H2S, replacing acid gas removal, sulfur recovery, and tail gas treating processes in one step.
>> Become a commercial licensee or host site for a pilot-scale demonstration.
H2S scavenging. We offer engineering consultancy services, engineering design software, lab and field testing for hydrogen sulfide (H2S) scavenging. GTI has developed a computer simulation model that can accurately calculate H2S scavenger loading requirements and required pipe diameter and length for direct-injection systems. We also license a patented multi-pipe direct injection scavenger design to ensure efficient treatment for all gas flow conditions.
>> Use our special engineering design software or leverage GTI’s research, consulting and technical services.
Small-scale liquefaction technology. GTI’s patented technology creates LNG from stranded or flared natural gas reserves, landfill gas, wastewater biogas, and digester gas, and enables cost-effective capital pricing while also providing greater conversion efficiency. The LNG can be used in fleets, remote operations, and other specialty natural gas markets. Commercial systems range from 10,000 to over 30,000 U.S. gallons per day.
>> Licensing opportunities available.
Natural gas as a transportation fuel. Our experts work on several fronts to lower the costs of adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. Technology development is underway to support next-generation LNG and CNG vehicles and engines. We also test, develop, and deploy new components, systems, and fueling stations. We have unique capabilities in alternative energy development, encompassing the integration of natural gas with landfill gas or biogas sources.
>> Contact GTI to discuss your new technology.
LNG equipment failure rate statistical analysis. GTI is performing research funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to analyze PHMSA’s LNG Failure Rate Table, which defines expected LNG equipment failure frequencies. GTI is reviewing failure rate data globally, building an integrated database, applying a Bayesian network methodology to a statistical analysis, and providing recommendations.
>> GTI seeks relevant input and data globally
LNG equipment and system computational modeling. GTI is computationally modeling the performance of a wide variety of process equipment and systems used in the natural gas industry, including LNG equipment. GTI works directly for Original Equipment Manufacturers and others.
>> Contact GTI to discuss how to better understand your equipment or system performance
Natural gas interchangeability for distribution networks. Interchangeability is a common issue for gas distribution systems and end-use equipment where supplies are coming from many different sources of varying qualities. GTI has 75 years of experience in the area of gas quality, interchangeability issues and concerns, constituents that cause corrosion issues and increase risk, and materials characterization and testing.
>> Conduct research, development, and demonstration projects at GTI or in the field, from small-scale to large-scale.