Player and Company was hired as the design-build contractor for the installation of a system to remove ethane from liquefied natural gas for use as a vehicle fuel. The designed system dropped the ethane content in the liquefied natural gas from 8% to less than 4% to help reduce vehicle engine malfunctions in the dedicated natural gas vehicles.
The project included design, specification, site development, structural steel fabrication, equipment erection, piping, concrete foundations, power and controls. The equipment provided for the ethane removal system included an LNG pump, cold box heat exchanger, and flash pressure vessels. The ethane removal system takes liquefied natural gas from a 12 million gallon tank, pumps it through a series of heat exchangers and flash vessels where the ethane is removed; the LNG is then loaded onto 10,000 gallon tankers and taken to be used as a vehicle fuel on trucks by a large delivery company.