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1. (WO2018219855) METHOD OF USING AN INDIRECT HEAT EXCHANGER AND FACILITY FOR PROCESSING LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS COMPRISING SUCH HEAT EXCHANGER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/219855    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/063910
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue May 29 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: F28D 9/00
Applicants: SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ B.V.
SHELL OIL COMPANY
Inventors: BOTMAN, Maarten, Joannes
BRINKERT, Jacob
DE VRIES, Marcel
NIEKERK, Roy
SCHOLTEN, Rudolfus, Johannes
Title: METHOD OF USING AN INDIRECT HEAT EXCHANGER AND FACILITY FOR PROCESSING LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS COMPRISING SUCH HEAT EXCHANGER
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method of using an indirect heat exchanger (1) comprising a plurality of heat exchange modules (10) arranged in a rectangular grid. Each heat exchange module (10) comprises a plurality of first and second fluid flow channels (11, 21) extending in a first and second direction. The indirect heat exchanger (1) comprises first and second manifolds (12, 22) fluidly connecting the first and second fluid flow channels (11, 21) of one heat exchange module with the first and second fluid flow channels (11, 21) of adjacent heat exchange modules (10) thereby forming one or more first fluid paths. The invention also relates to a facility for processing liquefied natural gas including at least one indirect heat exchanger as described above.