TRELLEBORG, Sweden—Trelleborg A.B.'s Marine Systems operation and Synertec Pty. Ltd., an Australasian engineering consultancy, have partnered to meet global demand for more accurate and efficient liquid natural gas custody transfer.
Trelleborg will distribute Synertec's LNG custody transfer system across its global sales network.
Synertec's automated custody transfer system, which is ISO 6974, ISO 8943 and GIIGNL (2017) compliant, is designed to accurately measure the transfered LNG, which is invoiced in units based on a calculation of volume, density and gross caloric value. Inaccuracies in measurements could have a significant financial impact for both exporters and importers, Trelleborg said in a news release, adding that a 1 percent error could lead to "a significant loss of revenue" because of misallocation during the custody transfer.
Additionally, LNG capacity continues to increase, and with it the demand for safe, efficient and accurate transfer from tank to another, according to Richard Hepworth, president of Trelleborg's marine systems operation. This increase is realized in large-scale cargo transportation, as well as applications such marine vessel fueling.
The combined expertise of Trelleborg and Synertec can more easily and efficiently meet the industry's changing needs, he said.
"One key critical element in achieving this is the interface between ship and port, on land and at sea—a space that, like Trelleborg, Synertec specializes within," Hepworth said in a statement.
"There are clear synergies between the two companies, from our combined technical expertise to our shared commitment to optimizing the (ship-to-shore) interface, which is critical to supporting the business model of every transfer operation," he added. "Working with Synertec, we're able to provide our customers across the globe with an enhanced LNG transfer operation that does exactly that."