ABS Publishes LNG Bunkering Guide for Marine and Offshore Industries
ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published the ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering. This new Guide provides standards for the design, construction and survey of LNG bunkering systems that are on board a vessel.
“This industry-leading Guide incorporates our expertise in the safety aspects of LNG storage and handling as well as LNG as fuel,” says ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki.
As LNG as fuel becomes more widely adopted in the marine industry, the infrastructure will continue to expand. ABS says LNG bunkering vessels are an example of that supply chain expansion and will provide a viable refueling option around the world. The ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering sets out standards for LNG bunkering systems fitted to vessels intended for ship-to-ship LNG transfer. The Guide also addresses bunkering station safety, lifting and hose handling equipment, control, monitoring and emergency shutdown safety systems and emergency release systems.
Recognizing the changing landscape and increased industry focus on gas, ABS launched its Global Gas Solutions team in 2013 to support industry in developing gas-related projects. ABS classed the world’s first LPG carrier conversion, the first LNG carrier conversion, the Methane Pioneer, in 1959, as well as the first newbuild LNG carrier, Methane Princess, in 1964, and has experience with the full scope of gas-related assets, including many of the most advanced carriers in service.
To download the ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering go to www.eagle.org.