A SHIFT TOWARD LNG

Pipe manufacturers see the growing LNG industry as a market for cryogenic piping systems. Preinsulated X-50 pipe manufactured by Triangle Conduit and Cable Co., South Plainfield, N.J., is in service at LNG plants of Brooklyn Union Gas Co., Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. Vacuum-jacketed line is becoming competitive with foam insulation as evidenced by price quotations from Ametek/Straza, El Cajon, Calif., which gives a five-year evacuation guarantee on its superinsulated lines. Cosmodyne Corp., Torrance, Calif., provided the Brunei LNG plant with piping using three layers of polyurethane foam separated by reinforcing open-weave fiber-glass cloth. Fittings by Gamah Division of Stanley Aviation, Denver, are suitable for high vacuum systems; their sewage fittings have passed thermal shock tests from 250 deg-320 deg F without adverse effect. Capitol Pipe and Steel Products Co., Inc., Philadelphia has developed a low-temperature, high-yield, proprietary-grade material with parameters especially suited to the severe temperatures of Alaska's North Slope.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cryogenic Society of America

    825 South Barrington Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90049
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM