Permacast Walls – The Perfect Choice for LNG Storage
As an industry leader in producing strong and dependable concrete walls quicker and more cost-effectively than any others in the industry, Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls is also the perfect solution for manufacturing Vapor Barrier Walls for the containment of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).
As we advance further into the 21st century, the use of liquified natural gas is on the rise due to it’s economically and energy-efficient advantages. Also, since it can be safely transported and stored, the need for safe vapor barrier containment facilities is on the rise. This is where Permacast comes in – our legendary 2.0 Permawall is perfect for the construction of LNG storage facilities.
What is Liquified Natural Gas?
Liquified Natural Gas, or LNG, is the fastest-growing fossil fuel in the near future. Simply stated, LNG is natural gas in a liquified state. By cooling natural gas to about -260 degrees Fahrenheit (-162 degrees Celcius), the gas liquefies, reducing it to approximately 1/600th of its original size. This makes transport and storage much easier and far more cost-effective.
Is LNG Safe?
LNG is odorless, colorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive. Safety hazards can include flammability upon returning to a gaseous state, freezing, and asphyxia, though these concerns are truly minimal when LNG is stored safely and correctly. Recent safety breaches at a top natural gas exporter have revealed the need for well-built vapor barrier walls like Permacast can provide. In its restored gaseous state, LNG can be used not just to fuel power plants, but as a raw material in paints, fertilizers, plastics, antifreeze, dyes, and medicines. As a fuel, LNG can be used for industrial or business and residential purposes, in the production of anything from producing steel, paper, and electricity to providing heating and cooking sources.
What are the Benefits of Using LNG?
Not only is LNG safe and versatile, but it is also clean-burning, emitting half as much carbon dioxide as coal. There is also an abundance of this amazing natural resource, with over 2,300 trillion cubic feet available in the U.S. alone- enough to meet our entire nation’s domestic needs and still supply our trading partners abroad. The economic benefits, not to mention the geopolitical benefits of trading such a clean, safe natural resource, are mind-boggling. The use of LNG in the U.S. will reduce spending, adding $7 to $20 billion each year to the U.S. economy and is projected to create 665,000 new jobs each year for the next 15-20 years.
How is Permacast Part of the LNG Trend?
With so many great reasons to support the production, use, and sustainability of LNG, it’s easy to see why Permacast wants to be involved. We are the leader in the precast concrete wall industry producing strong, customizable, and durable concrete walls quicker, more affordably, and more efficiently. Permacast walls are the perfect solution for providing the necessary strength, durability, and peace of mind for safely and properly storing LNG.
The future of energy is here with LNG and Permacast is excited to be on the front lines of this new movement in economical, sustainable, and safe energy production. To learn more about Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls and our role in the safe handling, transport, and storage of LNG, take a look at our Permawall 2.0 or visit one of our Lunch and Learn meetings. We’re excited to see what the future holds and we hope to see you there!