Minimizing Boil-Off Rate During Shipment
LNG takes up about 1/600th of the volume of natural gas in the gaseous state, making it more cost-effective to ship overseas. LNG must be kept at cryogenic temperatures (-163° C) to keep it in its liquid state. If the LNG reaches its boiling point (-161° C) the gas will boil off. To minimize the boil-off rate (BOR), specially-designed shipping vessels are insulated with foam using our blowing agents.