Chart Industries unveiled its IPSMR+ process technology for liquefied natural gas which builds on the company’s previous IPSMR process technology.
Chart said in its statement the additional features of IPSMR+ will further lower power consumption, reduce plant emissions and lower plant cost per ton.
The technology builds on the company’s single mixed refrigerant design and adds a pre-cooling step. Chart said IPSMR+ process provides as much as 8 percent increased efficiency over IPSMR.
Chart noted its less complicated method for pre-cooling IPSMR® requires approximately 25 percent less plot space than conventional pre-cooled liquefaction technologies, independent of which rotating equipment is utilized.
In addition to broadening the mid-scale offering, with the additional efficiency, capacity and cost benefits, IPSMR+ could turn up to be preferred choice for baseload LNG plants using multiple identical liquefaction trains.