In the regasification process, LNG is warmed in a highly controlled environment until it returns to its original gaseous state as natural gas. This natural gas can then be transported through underground pipes and distributed to customers who use it for cooking, home heating, generating electrical power and many other everyday needs.
At Canaport LNG, vaporization
of the LNG will be accomplished with the use of submerged
combustion vaporizers (SCV). The SCV consists of a bundle
of stainless steel tubes which are submerged in a warm
water bath with vaporization occurring as a result of the
heat exchange from the water bath.
The water bath temperature
is maintained by the combustion of natural gas resulting
in less than 1.5% of the produced natural gas being consumed
as terminal fuel for the vaporization process.