LNG Tank Cranes and Hoists

A liquefied natural gas storage tank or LNG storage tank is a specialized type of storage tank used for the storage of Liquefied Natural Gas.

LNG storage tanks can be found in ground, above ground or in LNG carriers. The common characteristic of LNG Storage tanks is the ability to store LNG at the very low temperature of -162 °C (-260 °F). LNG storage tanks have double containers, where the inner contains LNG and the outer container contains insulation materials. Natural gas is composed primarily of methane (typically, at least 90%). Volume of this liquid takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas at a stove burner tip. LNG weighs less than one-half that of water. LNG is odourless, colourless, non-corrosive, and non-toxic.

The most common tank type is the full containment tank. Tanks vary greatly in size, depending on usage.

LNG Single Drum Ex Hoist
Zone 2 Ex de IIB T3 IECEx Hoist custom designed by Eilbeck to Wheatstone LNG Project specifications. Location: Onslow Western Australia.

World is looking for cleaner fuel for cleaner environment and LNG is the solution and fastest growing source of energy.

The major LNG (liquefied natural gas) exporting countries are Russia, Canada, Norway, Algeria, Qatar, Indonesia, USA, Malasia, Nigeria, Australia, Egypt and Oman and major importing countries are Japan, South Korea, USA and a few European countries. Expert’s opinion is that world’s liquefaction capacity will increase fivefold by 2030.

Eilbeck Cranes, an expert in Explosion Protected Cranes and Hoists takes consideration of sensitivity of LNG gas and using its vast experience and capable of designing the suitable hoists and cranes for LNG Tank application. Eilbeck Cranes is being worldwide acceptable by world most prestigious engineering companies like Shell, Total, BP, Statoil, INPEX, PETRONAS, Qatar Petroleum Woodside, Technip, Bechtel, JGC, Chiyoda , Flour, Saipem, Akersolution.