WHAT IS LNG?
Far from gas fields, pipelines are too impractical and costly to build. This difficulty can be evaded by cooling gas to make a liquid, thus compressing its volume for easier, safer storage, and shipping overseas.
Rawmatt has been a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Central India. By constantly innovating and improving the technology that drives the LNG industry, we have found newer ways to make the fuel readily available wherever it is needed.
HOW CAN WE USE IT?
LNG is a clear, colorless and non-toxic liquid, formed when natural gas is cooled to -162ºC (-260ºF). The cooling process contracts the volume of the gas 600 times, making it easier and safer to store and ship. Moreover, LNG doesn’t ignite in its liquid state.
At regasification plants, LNG is turned back into a gas, which is then piped to homes, businesses, and industries for heat or to generate electricity. LNG has proved out to be a cost-competitive and cleaner transport fuel, especially for shipping and heavy-duty road transport.
LNG FOR ROAD TRANSPORT?
Natural gas already is a common fuel for road transport in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG). However, the arrival of LNG as a transport fuel offers advantages, especially for the higher horsepower vehicles.
A key advantage of LNG over CNG as a transport fuel is its energy density, which enables storage of more natural gas in the fuel tanks, thus providing a much longer range. LNG fueled trucks have a range of about 1,500 kilometers without the need for refueling. This bigger operating radius makes LNG a competitive alternative for use in regional distribution as well as long haul transport, while CNG is mostly used for limited city distribution and garbage collection.