Gastech '81

If the production, transportation and use of LNG and LPG are related to your business in any way, you should be in Hamburg, West Germany from October 20 to 23. At that time the 8th International LNG/LPG Conference and Exhibition will be in progress. These conferences are held every two years, which allows time for many advances to be made in technology since the last conference. In 1979 the Conference and Exhibition were held in Houston, Texas, and more than 1,200 managers, engineers and technicians participated. The attendance this year is expected to surpass that figure.

The Conference program shows that Gastech '81, to be held in the Congress Centrum Hamburg, will be the most important meeting in the series with more than 50 separate presentations under seven different session headings: World Gas Supplies, LPG Production and Trade, Offshore Gas and Gas Production, Transportation Technology and Operations, Safety and Training, Liquefied Gas Storage and Development of the World's Gas Carrier Fleet.

In addition to the very comprehensive Conference program, the Gastech meeting includes, as always, a major Exhibition of liquefied gas technology equipment and services. More than 150 exhibitors will be displaying their products. The Exhibition will be the largest of its kind anywhere in the world this year.

The Gastech '81 Conference Plenary Sessions will be held in Hall 2 of the Congress Centrum Hamburg. The adjoining halls will feature the Exhibition of LNG and LPG Technologies and services.

The Congress Centrum adjoins the Hamburg CP Plaza Hotel, the headquarters hotel for Gastech '81. The Exhibition will be open for four days. Admission will be restricted to only those with an active professional interest in the subject.

Gastech '81 delegates will have the opportunity of participating in one of two technical visits where they will see and discuss various aspects of the German gas industry. The visits have been arranged to take place on Friday, October 23. Visit 1 is to the Hamburger Gaswerke which serves the greater Hamburg area and has an hourly natural gas sendout rate of 200,000 cubic meters.

The main underground storage reservoir at Reitbrook has a working volume of 150 million cubic meters. Visit 2 is to the Natural Gas Purification Plant of Mobil Oil AG / Elwerath NEAG, near Bremen. This plant is one of the largest in Germany: it produces sweet clean gas for the national gas grid from indigenous supplies after de-sulphurisation and removal of other impurities.

The official Gastech '81 Reception will be hosted by Poten & Partners Inc., New York. All delegates and accompanying spouses will receive an invitation to attend the Reception, which will be held in the Congress Centrum at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21. An informal Welcome Party for all registered participants will be held in the Congress Centrum Hamburg at 5:30 p.m.

on Tuesday, October 20.

An attractive program of tours has been arranged for the spouses of the delegates.

The head office of Gastech '81 is located at 2 Station Road, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1QP, England. Information about Gastech '81 may be obtained in the United States f r om Gastech (USA) Sales, Kallman Associates, 30 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306, Telephone: 201-653- 3304.

Conference Program The Conference Program will follow the pattern established by the previous seven meetings. It will devote considerable attention to liquefied petroleum gas production and trade as well as covering all aspects of liquefied natural gas development. In addition to the presentation of technical papers, there will be a number of workshop sessions covering a wide range of technical developments.

The full schedule for the Conference is as follows:

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