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LC3 Trasporti Install LIQAL BTU System in Italy

AT A GLANCE

Customer Name

LC3 Trasporti

Location

Piacenza, Italy

Challenge

To improve the liquified natural gas (LNG) refueling performance on site and efficiently control the LNG fuel station’s Boil Off Gas (BOG) inside the storage tank.

To progress the LNG station, there were several challenges LC3 wanted to address, these included; high pressure in the LNG tank due to BOG, ineffective heat management of LNG on site, challenges with refueling of LNG trucks (due to high tank pressure). In addition, LC3 wanted to increase the volume of Bio-LNG delivered from the station.

Solution

The installation of the LIQAL Boil-off Gas Treatment Unit (BTU) system via SGIG.

Results

Tank pressure is now under control and at low total cost of ownership (TCO), resulting in smooth and efficient truck refueling operations on site.

LC3 can now provide a unified refueling experience at their LNG station. With the LIQAL BTU System tank pressure is under control, meaning truck drivers can refuel their LNG vehicle smoothly and consistently. In addition, logistics are easier to manage, as there is no need to arrange offloading to reduce tank pressure. The installation of the LIQAL BTU system also allows the site to operate with a lower minimum level of LNG within the tank and with LIQAL BTU system, LC3 is now able to deliver 100% bio-LNG to trucks.

Primary Choice Factors

View that LIQAL I Dover Fueling Solutions® (DFS), together with Italian service provider SGIG, is a reliable and trusted supplier of premium micro-liquefaction solutions for the Italian market.

Due to high pressure in the liquified natural gas (LNG) tank due to Boil Off Gas (BOG), ineffective heat management of LNG on site, challenges with refueling of LNG trucks (due to high tank pressure), as well as increasing the volume of Bio-LNG delivered from the station were all challenges the LC3 Trasporti encountered, until a decision was made to install the LIQAL Boil-off Gas Treatment Unit (BTU) system via SGIG, at their station in Piacenza, Italy.

Taking that LIQAL I Dover Fueling Solutions® (DFS), together with Italian service provider SGIG, is a reliable and trusted supplier of premium micro-liquefaction solutions for the Italian market, LC3 Trasporti considered this to be a strong factor for going ahead with this project. We're so glad they did, because the results are exceptional...

Tank pressure is now under control and at low total cost of ownership (TCO), resulting in smooth and efficient truck refueling operations on site. LC3 can now provide a unified refueling experience at their LNG station. With the LIQAL BTU System tank pressure is under control, meaning truck drivers can refuel their LNG vehicle smoothly and consistently. In addition, logistics are easier to manage, as there is no need to arrange offloading to reduce tank pressure. The installation of the LIQAL BTU system also allows the site to operate with a lower minimum level of LNG within the tank and with LIQAL BTU system, LC3 is now able to deliver 100% bio-LNG to trucks.

"Rising temperatures due to climate change affect the entire Mediterranean region and Italy, where we operate. This year, we also experienced record heatwaves, especially during the summer months. With the LIQAL BTU solution, we can now avoid the consequences of boil-off gas in our facility caused by excessive overheating, preventing the risk of any direct gas emissions into the atmosphere. We've had the new system in operation for months, even during hotter summer periods, and have not encountered any issues. In fact, we can completely eliminate the risk of overheating. Furthermore, we've conducted Bio-LNG refueling phases at 100% and can confirm that the system is functioning perfectly. We can be satisfied and proud of this partnership with LIQAL and Dover Fueling Solutions® for what we are accomplishing today and for what we can achieve in the future, soon reaching 100% Bio-LNG dispensing from our Piacenza facility thanks to this technology," added Michele Ambrogi, President of LC3 Trasporti.

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