Air Liquide markets an exclusive, patented technology that is perfectly suited to the needs of LNG carriers and LNG bunker vessels. Its benefits, such as helping LNG carriers save cargo while lowering greenhouse gas emissions, are widely acknowledged on the natural gas transportation market.
Air Liquide's cryogenic equipment, based on the Turbo-Brayton technology, reliquefies natural gas boil-off thanks to the principle of subcooling, maintaining it in liquid form in vessel storage tanks. Quick and easy to install, this patented system is a reliable and economical solution suited to all types of storage, on new and existing vessels. Oil-free, it requires zero maintenance for five years and boasts proven efficiency.
Air Liquide has sold more than 30 Turbo-Brayton cryogenic equipment intended for LNG carriers and bunker vessels in 2019. This commercial success is helping to meet the challenge of climate change, as part of the Group's Climate objectives, and illustrates the Group's capacity to develop innovative technological solutions.