Cold rescource recovery from LNG regasification system
The invention consists of a LNG regasification closed circuit system to be used by land vehicles, capable of storing and recovering from the cold resource energy convertible into work or cold, corresponding to 8-10% of the heating power of the fuel.
The patent subject-matter applies a storage of cold from the LNG stream to be regasified to serve as fuel for the engine. The accumulated cold can be used by possible utilities present on a commercial vehicle, such as cold rooms, air conditioning systems; or alternatively directed to improve the performance of the engine (through the introduction of a postcooler before engine inlet).
The whole system is connected to the information on the load of the vehicle, its position/planned route and traffic conditions. The management of the cold resource is operated by the on-board system independently and with the possibility of self-learning.
- Commercial transportation;
- Refrigerated vehicles.
- Improved Energy efficiency;
- Reduced consumption;
- Possibility of flexible use of cold.