- Gasser og utstyr
- Atmosfæriske gasser
- Design og teknikk
- Elektroniske gasser og kjemikalier
- Farmasøytiske produkter
- Flytende naturgass (LNG)
- GENIE® gassflaske
- Kryogenisk frysing og kjøling
- Medisinske gasser
- Medisinsk utstyr
- Pakkede kjemikalier
- Produkter til forbrukere
- Spesialgasser og utstyr
- Sveise- og skjæregasser
- Sveise- og skjæreutstyr
At AGA, we work with many different types of gases, we construct transport vehicles, we manage the storage space, we design technical equipment, and we specify safety requirements.
The technologies for handling gases know-how. More importantly, as leaders in northern Europe within application technology, process know-how, service, equipment and hardware for gas usage, we should be able to contribute to increase productivity and efficiency for our customers. Our ability to put ourselves in and understand the customer’s situation plays a part in the solutions we create.
More than one hundred years since LNG was first produced
Karl von Linde was the first person in the world to condense natural gas to its liquefied form by cooling it down to -163°C. However, it took many years before this liquefied natural gas achieved its commercial breakthrough. In the 1960s, ships started transporting Liquefied Natural gGas from the US across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom. Today more than 40,000 shiploads have delivered Liquefied Natural Gas between production facilities and terminals around the world. From a global perspective, our management of liquefied natural gas is considered “small-scale,”, which gives an indication of the significance LNG..
1/600 of the volume of the gas
The technology surrounding the transformation of natural gas into LNG is fascinating. The most obvious advantage is that the natural gas is reduced to 1/600 of its natural volume, which makes it economically feasible to transport by ship, train or tanker. A prerequisite is that not too much energy is used when converting it to liquefied form. Fortunately, cooling natural gas into its LNG form does not require more energy than turning crude oil into diesel in a refinery. On the other hand, well-insulated tanks are required to maintain the extremely low temperature.
AGA’s terminal for LNG
Many technical issues will have been tackled when AGA’s new gas terminal in Nynäshamn is completed. The terminal is the first of its kind in Sweden and is also unique to the Baltic. The building is 37 meters high and encloses a double-jacketed tank that houses 20,000 m3 of LNG. The space between the tank’s walls is 1,200 mm and consists of a vacuum and a stabilization of Perlite. The insulating capability is very high and can be compared with a 15 meter thick layer of mineral wool. The LNG is shipped here by tanker and currently comes from Norwegian gas deposits and terminals in northern Europe. In the future, the deliveries will come from more locations worldwide. AGA’s terminal is located directly adjacent to the Nynas refinery that can now replace naphtha with natural gas and reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Nynäshamn by 50,000 tons per year.