Weathering of stored Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

  • calogero Migliore
  • Amin Salehi
  • Velisa Vesovic


A model for predicting the weathering of LNG stored in containment tanks has been recently developed that allows the temperature of vapor to be different to that of LNG. The model is used to analyze the heat transfer between vapor and LNG, by means of an effective thermal conductivity. The simulation results indicate that the temperature of the vapor phase will be higher than that of the LNG, and that increase is a function of the effective thermal conductivity. Thus, demonstrating that the effective thermal conductivity could be used as a proxy to match the results to measurements. This has important implications for weathering models used in industry, which currently assume isothermal conditions within the containment tanks

How to Cite
MIGLIORE, calogero; SALEHI, Amin; VESOVIC, Velisa. Weathering of stored Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). ICTEA: International Conference on Thermal Engineering, [S.l.], v. 2017, mar. 2017. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 feb. 2018.