Air Products start-up team at site: To the left: Process Manager Svein Gunnar Nodeland and to the very right System Supervisor Kai Vik.

Air Products Norway team at Samsung Yard for start-up of the membrane nitrogen generator package for the Shell Prelude FLNG.

The membrane nitrogen generator package for the Prelude FLNG is now under start-up/commission at Samsung Yard. The package is the largest membrane nitrogen installed ever on a floating facility, and yes: “The Prelude FLNG is huge”, according to Air Products engineers at Samsung Yard in Goje-Korea.

The Prelude FLNG is the first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) build, and will operate in the Browse Basin, Australia.

The membrane nitrogen package will supply a total of 8500 Nm3/h @ 3 Vol % O2 + 126 Nm3/h at 0,1 Vol % 02 when in operation. The nitrogen dew point is set to -65 °C and -76 °C. The skid dimension are 12 x 14 x 5 (L x W x H) meter with a total weight of 70 tons.

“Customer is Shell International”, says Managing Director Tom Cantero at Air Products. “We are proud to have been selected as supplier to this amazing project, and this confirms our position as leading the membrane technology to the marine, oil & gas marked worldwide”.

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