Case Study: Reliable LNG Gas System Helps Manufacturing Plant in Time of Need Reliable LNG supply helps plant in time of need A reliable energy supply is critical for manufacturers.…
The pictures to the left show burner flames of both fuel oil and natural gas. Natural gas has a more consistent flame and needs less oxygen to burn than fuel oil. Hence, natural gas is significantly more efficient than fuel oil or diesel. Greater efficiency equals lower energy costs by reducing fuel use and electricity needs.
Operation and maintenance costs
LNG is clean and energy-dense fuel source that can result in reduced operational and maintenance costs. In fact, the use of natural gas can lead to an operational savings of as much as $1.00 an asphalt ton or equal to $0.30 per gallon (#4 fuel oil gallon equivalent). This savings is the result of natural gas not being impacted by water content and other contaminants challenges associated with fuel oils that can cause soot buildup lowering burner efficiency and increase fuel consumption.
Unlike fuel oils, LNG is not subject to wild price swings which helps control costs and maintain budgets. Kinetrex also offers customers the option to hedge, for years if desired, providing greater predictability and consistency of long-term costs. This allows customers to capitalize on the already stable commodity of natural gas.
Commercial LNG Price
Kinetrex Energy provides mobile and permanent regasification systems and storage solutions, allowing customers to easily incorporate LNG as a fuel source for their operations. LNG can be delivered directly to your site via our Kinetrex Energy Transportation fleet or our carrier partners. LNG fueling systems can feed into most existing lines, and all installation and construction activities are managed by Kinetrex.
Mobile (Temporary) Systems
Based in Indianapolis, Kinetrex is the largest provider of LNG to the Midwest and is connected to four major interstate natural gas pipelines. The company operates two manufacturing plants which provide 24 million LNG gallons of storage capacity; a plentiful supply that eliminates fuel shortage concerns. Kinetrex has four truck loading stations operating 24/7 that can load up to 96 trucks each day and four trucks simultaneously.
Remote monitoring allows access to tank levels, dispatching deliveries as needed. The Kinetrex mobile app provides real-time LNG system and delivery data to the customer anywhere, anytime.
Even with filtration, waste oil can ultimately lead to severe equipment damage and endanger plant personnel. Baghouses can be damaged by an internal fire caused by improperly heated fuel oil. Some of the unburned fuel can be carried over to the baghouse where it accumulates and ignites.
LNG is colorless, odorless, non-toxic, and non-corrosive. It has the best safety record compared to propane, fuel oil and diesel. LNG is stored at low pressure and as a liquid will not explode. If spilled, it will evaporate and does not require cleanup or remediation like fuel oil sources.