How does it work?
While UGIES would manage the transportation of LNG to your site, requirements to convert to LNG vary somewhat from industry to industry:
- Industrial facilities: Each location will require LNG storage tanks on-site, plus a vaporizer to turn the liquid back into gas. Other considerations would be boiler or engine conversion or replacement if necessary and inside-the-fence piping to transport the gas from the LNG system.
- Truck fleets: Along with storage tanks and a fueling terminal, truck fleet operators will need to decide whether to buy new tractors capable of running on LNG, or buy a conversion kit to convert their existing diesel tractors to LNG. Also, operators will need to decide whether to convert part of their maintenance facility to service LNG tractors, or contract out maintenance to a local LNG maintenance facility.
- Marine: Ship engines and fueling systems must be converted or replaced. Companies must also choose the most appropriate fueling and storage option – either dockside storage, truck-to-ship, or ship-to-ship, and evaluate the different geographic locations necessary to fuel their routes.
- Rail: In order to switch to LNG, railroads will need to convert the locomotive engine and purchase a tender car to carry the LNG supply. The tender will store and vaporize the gas and then deliver it across the coupling to the locomotive engine. Railroads must also retrofit locomotive servicing facilities, and choose the most appropriate fueling solution – either on-site storage at the rail yard or from a LNG transport trailer to the tender car.