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curs. To be able to go ahead with safe ing place in cryogenic conditions at -196 tribution terminals and coastal gas car- 10 billion BTU’s of energy saved over offshore transfer operations, technology °C/ -321 °F - demonstrating their ability riers, Cryoline hoses ensure optimum the course of 500 transfers, and in addi- solutions must be able to withstand de- to withstand fatigue resistance in even standards in safety. Whereas traditional tion, all Cryoline technology handling manding conditions. Conventional ma- the most perilous conditions. The hoses transfer is conducted with numerous 8” solutions are supplied with built in leak rine loading arms are not able to operate can also operate in any and virtually all or 10” standard hoses, Cryoline tech- monitoring systems as standard, to en- in more extreme weather conditions or sea states – dramatically improving safe- nology utlizes 12-inch to 16-inch hoses sure maximum operational ef? ciency.

sea states, and as a result can lead to a ty and allowing for faster transfer times – enabling them to cope with an LNG Advances in technology such as Cryo- shutdown of transfer operations, effect- which, in turn, cuts operating costs. ? owrate of up to 10,000 m3/h. line hoses have the potential to shape the ing both cost and schedule. However, For ship-to-ship ? oating con? gura- With no use of “Y-piece” joints re- future LNG market, supporting the de- tandem loading and of? oading allows tions, Cryoline hoses are available with quired, Cryoline technology ensures less velopment of LNG from its infancy into vessels to maintain a safe distance dur- large inner diameters ranging from 16 handling, fewer potential leak points, a mature and viable clean energy source. ing operations, enabling them to mitigate to 20 inches. This will provide operators and less likelihood of pressure outage, LNG’s true potential as a clean energy the risk of collision between two vessels, with a greater choice of con? gurations, while loading and of? oading lead time is source is still being discovered. But with thereby enhancing safety. offering more ? exibility, and a more greatly reduced. stringent regulations continually com-

Trelleborg is the ? rst company to re- operationally ef? cient replacement to Boil-off generation during transfer ing into force, it is increasingly consid- ceive EN1474-2 accreditation for its 20” conventional ship-to-ship systems. For presents another challenge for opera- ered a realistic alternative to other more

Cryoline LNG hoses, designed for fa- example, ship-to-ship aerial transfer tors in offshore conditions, often causing traditional energy sources. This rapid tigue resistance in even the most hazard- operations require only three 16-inch a signi? cant loss of energy during the growth can only come from the success ous conditions. During the development Cryoline hoses as opposed to ten 8-inch transfer process. Therefore the Trelle- of innovations which can facilitate this of the Cryoline hose-in-hose technology, hoses; reducing handling operations by borg team focused on developing game- transition to compliant and ef? cient op- several full scale hose prototypes were as much as 60 percent. changing technology with insulated hos- erations, and the industry must look to successfully tested in both static and dy- Able to extend to up to 600 meters es that can reduce boil-off by as much as adopt these technologies to ensure com- namic conditions – with most tests tak- away from ? oating receiving and dis- 60 percent. This equates to a saving of mercial success.

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