Discover our comprehensive LNG offering at Gastech 2019

By Richard Hepworth, President at Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation

With over 35,000 visitors, 3,500 attendees and 700 exhibitors, Gastech is undoubtedly one of the most important events on the calendars of upstream, midstream and downstream gas, energy and LNG professionals.

This year’s event, which will be held in Texas (17 – 19 September), provides the ideal platform to showcase Trelleborg’s portfolio of industry leading LNG transfer technology, its unique oversight across the entire supply chain, and how the company can help to ensure compatibility, safety and efficiency in any transfer operation, for any business model.

As part of Gastech’s main conference program, Technical Director at Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, Andrew Stafford, will discuss the various technology solutions currently available for radio ESD and communications links (16:30 – 17:00, 17 September, T1.2 Wireless Linked ESD Considerations). James Hermary, Product Manager – LNG Applications, of Trelleborg Fluid Handling Solutions, will also present the results of a successful field operation of an integrated monitoring system for cryogenic hoses, along with its multiple applications in maintaining and improving safety standards in ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore LNG transfers (10:15-10:45, 18 September, T1.3 Shipping).

Experts from Trelleborg’s oil and marine operation will showcase its fluid handling solutions including its Cryoline floating LNG hoses which are unlocking new possibilities in small to medium-scale transfer and LNG bunkering. At the same time, they will discuss SWILINE seawater intake risers which feature unique diverless installation functionality and optimize placement of hypochlorite injection to maximize performance and service life.

In addition, docking and mooring experts from Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation will showcase a number of the company’s cutting-edge solutions. This includes AutoMoor, a rope-free automated mooring system for smarter, safer and more efficient berthing operations and DynaMoor, a safety focused dynamic mooring solution that actively maintains constant tension in mooring lines to dampen vessel movements.

Bolstering the company’s industry leading navigation and piloting offering, Trelleborg will demonstrate the latest addition to its SafePilot range - SafePilot CAT MAX. With new and expanded capabilities, it utilizes state-of-the-art software and smart technology to help pilots and ports optimize safety and efficiency in their day-to-day operations.

Visitors can also learn about Trelleborg’s Integrated Ship-Shore Link (SSL) and ESD system, for both large and small-scale LNG transfer and fueling. As well as its pneumatic fenders, which feature huge energy absorption with low reaction force, helping to facilitate safe and efficient LNG transfer operations.

Integrating assets like fenders, mooring equipment, ship performance monitoring, and navigation systems through a network of sensors, Trelleborg representatives will demonstrate its technology platform, SmartPort. The system connects port operations, allowing operators to analyze asset performance and use data to improve decision making at every LNG transfer touchpoint.

Experts will also be on hand to discuss Trelleborg’s most recent strategic additions that have strengthened the company’s LNG offering across the whole supply chain. This includes the strategic partnership with Synertec, which equips Trelleborg to meet the global demand for more accurate and efficient LNG custody transfer. In addition, the company has acquired engineering group, Signum Technology Ltd, which has enhanced Trelleborg’s offering of integrated packages and safety critical systems for both LNG ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore transfer. Following Trelleborg's recent acquisition of Signum Technology and its subsidiary companies, representatives from KLAW LNG and Vee Bee Filtration will also be in attendance to discuss safety-critical solutions for flow control applications and the integration of these technologies with Trelleborg’s wider fluid handling portfolio.

For those of you attending Gastech, make sure you come and see us on stand B320!