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High Pressure LNG Fuel Systems in Marine Service
LNG as a marine fuel has shown great potential as a clean, safe, reliable, and cost effective alternative to diesel fuel in an ever changing global environment. Perhaps the most significant of these changes has been the International Maritime Organization implementation of MARPOL Annex VI. MARPOL Annex VI was initially implemented in 2005 to lower global SOX and NOX emissions, and then revised later that year, with the revision being implemented in 2010. This revision called for further increases in global emission regulations, as well as for the development of emission control areas (ECA) in which emissions would be further regulated. To comply with these regulations, a large focus was placed on the quality and compositions of fuels used in maritime service, resulting in a plan that would reduce the current diesel fuel sulfur limits from 3.50% to just 0.50%, to be effective as of January 1, 2020. As often occurs when necessity stokes the flames of ingenuity and invention, the notion of this potentially more costly and less available lower sulfur diesel fuel inspired many to look for prospective alternatives. Eventually this resulted in a push to research and implement the use of liquefied light hydrocarbons – LNG being the most common – as marine fuels. ACD has experience with both low pressure (approximately 8 bar) port injected engines, and high pressure (approximately 300 bar) direct injected engines, the more intricate of which is the high pressure variety.
8th Gas Fueled Ships Conference - 2017
November 13 - 15 -- Helsinki, Finland
The 8th Motorship Gas Fueled Ships Conference, with DNV GL as Gold Sponsor, offers a technical perspective on the innovation and investment driving the uptake of LNG, methanol and other low-flashpoint fuels in the commercial shipping sector. With a focus on knowledge sharing from a variety of projects, the conference will examine the latest advances in vessel design and operation, propulsion, supply infrastructure and associated technology.
Sea Japan International Maritime Exhibition & Conference - 2018
April 11 - 13, 2018 -- Tokyo, Japan - Co-Exhibiting with Nikkiso
Japanese shipowners and shipyards have always taken a long term vision to ensure their long term viability. It involves developing and investing in advanced technologies that enable them to stay ahead of the competition and to weather market disruption. Consequently the Japanese market offers abundant opportunities for international suppliers of innovative products and technologies in marine equipment, parts and components, as well as products and services for shipbuilding and vessel operation. Every two years, Japan’s maritime industry gathers at Sea Japan to inspect the latest developments and to discuss strategy and investment.
World Gas Conference - 2018
June 25 - 29 -- Washington, DC
Visit us at booth # 2007!
Washington, DC (Exhibiting) The World Gas Conference is held every three years in the country holding the Presidency of the International Gas Union (IGU). WGC 2018 will mark the culmination of the USA Presidency, under the theme “Fueling the Future”.