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Nikkiso Cryo: a valuable link in the LNG supply chain

Jun 07, 2016


Submerged electric motor pumps are indispensible components in the oil and energy industry for the safety and efficiency they bring to the extraction and transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other liquefied gases.

Nikkiso Cryo, Inc. CEO Dave Cameron. Credit: Nikkiso Cryo

Located in North Las Vegas, Nevada, Nikkiso Cryo, Inc. (NCI) became a pioneer in its industry for having designed the first cryogenic submerged electric motor pumps for use on LNG gravity-based structures (GBS). Among its innovative products are compact high-flow pumps for what will be the world’s largest floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the world.

NCI’s original technologies have increased the reliability of submerged motor cryogenic pumps that is unmatched by other suppliers. Their pumps are able to operate for up to 40,000 hours before maintenance is required.

Nikkiso Cryo’s production plant in Las Vegas. Credit: Nikkiso Cryo

With their innovations to the pump hydraulics, NCI developed a compact, high-flow design that can be applied to the latest FPSO vessels for cargo offloading in a removable configuration to allow for pump maintenance without the need to empty their tanks. The design includes an advanced high-speed suction feature that enables liquefied gas to be pumped down to an extremely low level. 

Southwest USA 2016 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

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