The primary aim of GTC2019 is to showcase the most innovative and original technological ideas from around the world and create new opportunities for the LPG industry. It brings the LPG industry together, represented by all its stakeholders, from research entities to academic partners, LPG producing companies to equipment manufacturers, LPG distributers as well as the total supply distribution chain and beyond it.
Global Technology Conference
Increasing Global Market Opportunities for LPG
The Industry’s 12th Global Technology Conference will take place in Amsterdam on Tuesday 24th September 2019 during the 32nd World LPG Forum & 2019 European Congress. Discover the Flyer for the GTC2019 here.
The call for abstract for the GTC2019 is now closed. Abstracts are being selected for the Global Technology Conference in Amsterdam.
Call for Abstracts: 28th January
Submission of Abstract: 10th May
Acceptance/Rejection of Abstract: 14th June
Submission of PowerPoint Presentation: 26th July
Presentation at GTC2019: 24th September
Sustainable, Renewable Propane through Energy Transformation
An innovative technology which is the key to creating sustainability through energy transformation resulting in a viable, revolutionary change for the LPG industry.
This paper describes the process of converting methane to LPG, propane, and bio-methane to bio-LPG. Through proper propagation control, the economic value can be maximised to offer a process that breaks through the historical value add limitations.
LPG Direct Injection Engine for Medium Duty Trucks
Introduction of DirectBlue by Vialle
Injection of Autogas in liquid phase directly into the cylinders, without having to modify the motor management. Excellent drivability is maintained with no concessions in engine performance.
The DirectBlue system is specifically developed for direct injection petrol engines. Engine performance and drivability is maintained. The technology allows smooth switching between petrol and Autogas.
Game changing opportunities for Renewable DME & LPG blending
BioLPG achieves deep decarbonisation and offers a unique pathway to affordable zero emission transport. Supply pathways are constrained by feedstock availability.
A game changing approach for the LPG industry is the possibility to include renewable DME (rDME) into the mix. rDME uses waste feedstocks such as agricultural residues, manure and municipal waste which are widely available. A consortium, including California based Oberon Fuels and SHV Energy, is exploring the potential for rDME & LPG blending in transport.
Improving logistics and resource efficiency by use of IoT
Logistics costs, replacement precision, and resource efficiency can be improved significantly by applying sensors and machine learning in LPG distribution. This can reduce fear, improve customer loyalty and present a new opportunity – Gas as a Service.
A revolutionary new sensor and IT-system, which together eliminates current replacement inefficiencies, constantly monitors and analyses weight data from the cylinders. The net effects are reduced logistic costs for gas distributors, and reduced stress and fear for interrupted supply for end-customers.
Agile and low-emission LPG power generation for a low carbon world
The combination of LPG, a much cleaner fuel than heavy fuel or diesel, and agile reciprocating engine technology combined with renewable generation, can help island utilities and other isolated small and medium-sized power systems to take a quantum leap towards a low emission and cost-effective power generation.
A Universal Register for Data-Driven LPG Measurement
The universal register can be used with any metering technology (electronic or mechanical) and on any LPG process (mobile, bulk plant, dispenser). The register can be used in conjunction with any level of automated data management: standalone in a basic “pump and print” mode, in conjunction with a smart device and database, or with fully customised software based on the register’s open API. Designed to work with readily available smart devices and Google’s Firebase, eliminating the expense of handheld computer systems and proprietary software and providing unlimited flexibility to adapt to any current or future registration application.
Heating up soil technology with LPG, down to 30 cm deep
Technology makes it possible to heat up soil by using LPG, down to 30 cm deep. It kills weed, seeds, fungus and nematodes without the use of pesticides. One treatment lasts up to five years.
The technology is patented, and equipped with advanced software, including an AI system that makes machines learning from each other.
Change through innovation: the role of technology in encouraging the LPG use in modular power generation
LPG to Power generation on a Mobile and Modular basis applying innovative solutions working with global players. Adding solar PV and battery storage – to create a unique and game-changing application for remote, island or any off-grid application. This combines with the fact that LPG is a cleaner and cheaper than traditional power generation fuels helps companies, industries and communities address their environmental agenda in an affordable way.
This fits with the global energy transition with lower emissions, lower cost of power, capex free, enables decentralisation of power.
Numerical simulation and modeling of BLEVE triggering during the Bologna accident
Predictive tool developed by Ineris is applied to BLEVE accidents and theoretical results are compared to real observations. Numerical simulations are performed considering a finite element tool for LPG tank failure, a Large Eddy Simulation tool for thermal impact on the tank and an explicit coupling procedure between the two. LPG phase change within the tank is taken into account. Based on the main features of LPG tank, calculations allow to estimate and compare the fire development and the time before BLEVE and lead to a better understanding on how BLEVE was possible. Modelings with security systems like pressure relief valve are also led opening the discussion on potential efficiency of safety devices to avoid or delay BLEVE.