Small-scale LNG distribution is a rapidly evolving field of LNG transportation that is being driven by regulatory mandates limiting emissions and by the abundance and relatively low cost of natural gas.
To distribute LNG in smaller quantities, Argent Marine has developed state-of-the-art intermodal and bulk LNG vessels with proprietary cryogenic transfer systems that offer unparalleled flexibility. Our intermodal vessel technology has end-to-end patent protection in the US and our bulk technology has U.S. Patents granted on certain key aspects.Both technologies have patents pending around the world
Our Patented Bulk AT/Bs:
*have capacities from 2,000 to 20,000 m3
* have the flexibility to separate propulsion from cargo, enabling a "swap and drop" arrangement
Our Patented Intermodal Vessels:
*consist of a marine vessel configured to load a number of interconnected ISO sized tanktainers. The tanktainers may be configured as standard 20 ft, 40 ft or 45 ft ISO container sizes. The exact makeup depend on the targeted trade and over-the-road gross vehicle weight limits.
*feature 100% tank volumes ranging from roughly 20 m3 to 40m3 liquid volume. Loaded volume depends on tank pressure rating, insulation effectiveness and desired LNG holding time. For typical tank pressure rating and insulation effectiveness, holding time may vary from 80 day, when loaded to 81% volume, to 31 days when loaded to 92% volume.
*containers load simultaneously as if a single tank and can be unloaded individually or in bulk.
Our Intermodal Bunker Vessel has been optimally designed to provide a sage, low-cost option to the growing number of companies looking to fuel vessels with LNG