CFD simulation of a full scale LNG storage tank

Saleem, Abdullah and Farooq, Shamsuzzaman and Karimi, Iftekhar A and Banerjee, Raja (2018) CFD simulation of a full scale LNG storage tank. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 44 (1). pp. 883-888. ISSN 1570-7946

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A well-insulated LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) tank is a key facility in a regasification terminal. The management of Boil off Gas (BOG) produced from a LNG storage tank due to heat leak from the surrounding is an important issue. Many small-scale experimental studies have been reported on evaporation-condensation of different volatile liquids. However, these studies cannot mimic the behaviour of an industrial process. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation is the preferred alternative to study boiling phenomena at a large scale. However, no such study exists for LNG. A comprehensive dynamic CFD model presented in this study for an onshore full-scale LNG storage tank is a maiden attempt to fill that gap. We carry out a thorough investigation of internal flow dynamics and heat transfer characteristics owing to free convection. Our work provides insights on the boiling phenomena and allows reliable quantification of BOG production.

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Banerjee, Raja
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: BOG, full-scale tank, LNG, nucleate boiling, surface evaporation
Subjects: Others > Mechanics
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 05:58
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 05:58
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