The Different Types and Design Requirements for Pressure Vessels Intended as Gas Carriers

November 22, 2021

While a liquid gas carrier and a natural gas carrier may have the same purpose, the actual results of their two tasks are quite different. If you spend any amount of time on the internet doing research, and you are aware of the ins and outs of pressure vessels. You will quickly conclude that there is a raging debate in the manufacturing and energy-related field regarding liquid and natural gas carriers. Today, we are going to do our best to discuss these two gas carriers to help differentiate between the pair.


What are the Different Types of Gas Carriers?

When we discuss gas carriers, we are discussing something more expansive and extensive than you might otherwise be thinking. There are quite a few steps between procuring the oil or gas from the ground and getting it to the facilities where the fuel source is determined to go. Gas carriers are essential. They have a linked chain of functions to properly transfer the fuel source in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. When dealing with liquid and natural gas carriers, safety is the key above all else. However, efficiency and effectiveness are right behind them. Let's take a closer look at the two major gas carriers that we highlighted above: liquid gas carriers and natural gas carriers.

Natural Gas Carriers And Liquid Gas Carriers

Alright, since we have a general knowledge of gas carriers and why they are important, we can dig a little deeper. Natural gas and liquid gas carriers are the two most common gas carriers in the energy industry and for obvious reasons. Natural gas and liquid gas carriers (petroleum) are the two major players in the energy industry, and as such, they are always in high demand. We know why they are similar, so how are they different? Let's break it down one gas carrier at a time.

Liquid Gas Carrier - A liquid gas carrier will transfer petroleum in its crude format. These gas carriers begin by collecting at the source, transferring to the gas carrier system before ultimately hitting the refinery where it will become kerosene or gasoline. At this point, the fuel is sent to distribution by way of a storage system. More technically speaking, this system is composed of: crude oil lines, HVL lines, C02 lines and eventually gathering and transmission lines.

Natural Gas Carrier - A natural gas carrier operates similarly. The gas carrier begins at the well before moving along a fairly wide transportation system. The gas is transported from the production well through the transmission gas carrier where it is then funnelled out to refineries, ports, and cities around the country. Finally, the gas is distributed out to customers by a distribution system.

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