Modular Chemistry Labs Offer Onsite Assistance with Testing and Analyzation of Liquid Natural Gas

Posted on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

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Throughout the years, DropBox Inc. has been on a mission to create products that can satisfy companies' needs within numerous industries all over the world. Industries such as the military, refineries, and the liquid natural gas (LNG) industry. As we continue this mission, we’ve discovered that there is a need for modular chemical labs in the LNG industry that hasn’t been completely satisfied. By offering these modular chemical labs to this industry and others, we can provide companies with fully functioning chemistry labs onsite.

As the LNG industry continues to grow, the need for the analyzation and testing of natural gas grows as well. This requires services such as quality control testing, trace analysis, troubleshooting, unknowns identification, and contamination analysis to detect components like carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and methane. However, most companies within the LNG industry must send the natural gas off to be analyzed and tested because their drilling sites don’t have the facilities or space to do so.

To help with this issue, DropBox Inc. has created climate-controlled, modular chemical labs that come with a wide range of lab accessories including storage space, cabinetry, counters, fume hoods, sinks, vents, and even restrooms when requested. Whether they are hooked up to existing building connections or functioning independently, our modular chemical labs provide a turn-key solution to lab technicians by allowing strategic positioning to wherever they're needed. And by offering standard and customizable floor plans, DropBox Inc. is able to meet the demands of your current operation.

For more information on our modular labs and other DropBox Inc. products, CONTACT US HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Provides Modular Chemistry Labs for Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream Sectors of the LNG Industry

Posted on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 @ 13:08 PM

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As natural gas goes through the process of liquefaction, it must be sent through multiple sectors. These sectors are called Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream. Because DropBox Inc. is getting more involved with the LNG industry, we have built modular labs that are able to meet the needs of each of these sectors. But before we could provide modular labs to the companies within this industry, it was important for our company to understand what each sector was responsible for during the LNG process. Today's blog will be discussing what exactly happens in the Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream sectors. 

The Upstream sector of the LNG industry refers to the exploration and production of natural gas.

People that are employed by this section of the industry include geologists, geophysicists, service rig operators, engineering firms, scientists, and seismic/drilling contractors. Within this sector, these employees are looking for areas where minerals can be found and obtained. Once those minerals are located, the area is drilled into in order to bring any natural gas up to the surface. This sector also includes services such as rig operations, feasibility studies, machinery rental, and extraction of chemical supply.

The Midstream sector refers to the transportation and storage of natural gas.

Before the natural gas can be used to make many of the products that we purchase, it must be transported from the Upstream sector to the Downstream sector. This is where the Midstream sector comes into play. The Midstream sector of the LNG industry includes pipelines and everything else that's needed to move the natural gas long distances. This includes pumping stations, tank trucks, rail tank cars, and transcontinental tankers.

The Downstream sector involves the processing, selling, and distribution of natural gas based products. 

The Downstream sector is the final step in the production process. This sector is responsible for everything that happens to the natural gas post production. The employees that are in this sector are natural gas processors. Their responsibility is to take the finished products to consumers and market/distribute those products. Many of the products that come directly from downstream production include diesel, natural gas, gasoline, heating oil, lubricants, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and propane.

DropBox Inc. offers modular labs that provide LNG producers with the proper environments for each sector of the production process.

Transportable and site-ready for connection to power, water, and sewer, our customizable, modular labs are fully equipped to meet the specific needs of the producers of natural gas, LNGs, crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals. The quick installation of these labs reduces weather delays, moisture getting into project materials resulting in mold contamination, and on-site traffic from workers, equipment, and suppliers. By providing cleanroom process areas and laboratory/R&D space, DropBox Inc. is able to give lab technicians the ability to perform their work duties and quality control protocols in a remote setting. This in includes the ability to have the lab be an open area or contain specific zones for use separation. 

As our President and CEO, Robert Slagel, always says, "If you can think it, we can put it in a box!"

For more information on DropBox Inc. and modular labs, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

 

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Dropbox, Inc. Supports Booming LNG Industry with Modular Labs

Posted on Tue, Jul 30, 2019 @ 10:07 AM

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As Dropbox, Inc. continues to find ways to solve companies’ needs through our product solutions, there is one industry that we are very excited about getting involved with as it continues to move forward and grow. That industry is the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) industry.

According to a leading marketing research company called Technavio, the global LNG market will be growing at a CAGR of 6%, and its year-over-year growth rate for 2019 is estimated to be 5.46%. From 2018 to 2023, the market is also expecting to see an incremental growth of $50.22 billion. With the market currently having only a few key players, many companies are eager to join this rising industry in order to succeed.

Some readers are probably asking themselves, “What is LNG, and why is it so prevalent?”

LNG is a non-toxic, non-corrosive, clear, and colorless liquid form of natural gas. Natural gas becomes liquefied when it is cooled to -260°F (-162°C). This allows the gas to be shrunken to 600 times its original volume so that it’s easier to ship and store. It’s also safer than its gaseous state because it’s unable to ignite while it’s liquefied unless it’s mixed with oxygen in a 5% to 15% ratio and combined with an ignition source of at least 1000°F. Once the LNG is placed where it needs to be, it’s turned back into gas through the process of regasification. Businesses and homes use natural gas for heat or to produce electricity.

The popularity of LNG is increasing because it’s not only cost-effective, but it’s environmentally-friendly as well. Transporting natural gas requires more space, and it can’t be stored in large quantities. LNG only takes up 1/600th of the volume of natural gas. Therefore, it would make more sense financially to liquefy natural gas because it can be shipped in larger quantities and makes shipping to long distances less expensive. Environmentally speaking, LNG is the cleanest fossil fuel compared to coal and oil because it produces less emissions and pollutants.

Dropbox Inc. offers modular labs that will provide LNG producers and consumers with the proper environments for upstream, midstream, and downstream energy services

Our customizable, modular labs are fully equipped to meet the specific needs of the producers and consumers of natural gas, LNGs, crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals. Dropbox Inc. is currently working with top natural gas companies such as Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Marcellus Shale Coalition by providing modular labs for natural gas treating/processing and hydraulic fracturing. As our company continues to modify the modular labs to support the LNG industry specifically, we look forward to the industry’s future successes and our opportunity to help contribute to that success.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and our modular labs, CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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