Various Commercial And Industrial Uses Of Liquefied Natural Gas!
Liquefied Natural Gas is one of the most used components in the daily lives of humans. The countries who generate a lot of natural gas exports it to various other countries via LNG terminals. These terminals can store a large amount of liquefied natural gas which later on can be exported to its importers. The whole operation at LNG terminals is handled by operators of large buildings, tanks and ships. Lets know why the gas is so important that countries are pretty much interested in it.
In layman language, LNG is a form of natural gas in liquid shape. It is a mixture of methane and a small quantity of ethane converted into the liquid shape. It is a non-toxic, non-corrosive, and non-aromatic gas used by millions of people to carry out their daily operations, which is why Odorant is added to it for the safety purpose.
Majorly, it is used in industries like food, manufacturing, dairy products, construction to bake food, to generate electricity, to heat water and to heat buildings.
In fact, absorption systems built using LNG are being highly used in industries to cool or heat the water in an economical and environmental-friendly way. Natural Gas’s desiccant systems are used in pharmacy, candy and plastic industries for dehumidification.
More than 75% of the commercial and domestic sectors make use of the LNG for heating purpose. Also, it is used in powering vehicles employed for public commuting. The car manufacturers are also investing in building vehicles that can run on the gas as it’ll give advantage to us due to the cheap running costs and to environment due to the low emission of hazardous substances.
The main reason behind the high usage of liquefied natural gas is the low emission of pollutants. It provides a ‘clean’ burn, which hardly pollutes the environment compared to the coal-burning that emits 50% more pollutants than LNG. There are possible thousands of uses of natural gases which is why governments always focus on saving it as much as they can. As a matter of fact, it’s a non-renewable resource which put more emphasis on saving it.
LNG terminals are where they can be stored and used when needed. Currently, there are four LNG terminals in India. Both the Hazira Terminal and Dahej Terminal are located in Gujrat while Petronet LNG terminal is located in Kochi and RGPPL Terminal is located in Maharashtra. More terminals are yet to come as Indian Government has recently announced the investment on increasing liquefied natural gas fields. More jobs too!