ClassNK released its second version of the Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships, a version that reflects the requirements for the design of natural gas fuelled ships based on the outcome of discussions held at IMO regarding the International Code of Safety for ships using gases or other low flash-point fuels (IGF Code). With regulations curbing atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions growing stricter amid stronger calls for a greener shipping industry, the industry is turning toward the use of natural gas as a potential cleaner alternative to liquid fuel oil. Expected reductions in gas prices due to the recent development of non-conventional energy resources such as shale gas has also led to an increase in gas fuelled ship newbuildings and projects.
ClassNK published the Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships to provide comprehensive information on key design features including bunkering, hull structure, fire safety and explosion prevention measures in line with the results of IMO discussions on the IGF Code.
(As published in the January 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)
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(BWTS), systems that have the capacity to treat ballast water flow rates of up to 16,000 cu. m./hr. Prior to ABS PDA Approval, the Ecochlor BWTS received IMO G9 Final Approval in September 2010. The Ecochlor BWTS has IMO Type Approval from Germany (BSH), as well as Type Approvals from the Liberian Administration
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The IMO Pump Division of DeLaval Turbine Inc. has just published a six-page illustrated bulletin on IMO fuel and lube pumps for use with gas turbines. The bulletin gives specification and performance parameters for fuel injection, fuel transfer and lube applications. IMO pumps can operate on both petro
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emissions and improves bene? ts should be obtained. Some groups urge the Inter- safety by providing the bridge personnel national Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt mandatory additional time to evaluate developing situations. Some ma- standards that could be enforced by ? ag administrations, port rine
fuel switching are unique to each ship and its condition, so there are no universal procedures that can be applied to all, or even most ships.” Nevertheless, there are some general principles and procedures for the majority of ships. Rec- ommendations include: • Establish procedures, plans and instructio
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