MAN B&W finalising LNG safety study

02 Aug 2005

MAN B&W Diesel is closely cooperating with major Korean shipyards, Samsung, Daewoo and Hyundai, on the use of ME-GI engines for LNG carriers. Work is now being finalised on the Hazid/Hazop safety study for the entire gas supply system from LNG tanks including vapourizer gas compressors and oxidizers, as well as internal gas system on the electronically controlled ME-GI dual fuel low-speed MAN B&W Diesel engines.

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) chaired the first Hazid/Hazop meeting in June. This meeting was held in connection with the total gas supply system and was initiated by Hyundai.

Apart from DNV, there were representatives from Hyundai, MAN B&W Diesel, and a compressor supplier, Burkhardt Compression AG, at the meeting. The high-pressure gas injection concept for the engine itself has already been evaluated and accepted by major classification societies. A mechanically controlled MC-GI engine has been working for several years as a power plant in Japan, confirming gas burning ability and performance.

The further progress in the study is the final evaluation and acceptance of the gas supply system which will be finalised this autumn.

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