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TRELLEBORG TO LEAD ASTM INTERNATIONAL TASK GROUP FOR NEW LIQUIFIED GAS SSL STANDARD

By Richard Hepworth, President, Trelleborg’s marine systems operation

Linked ship-shore Emergency Shut-Down (ESD) systems have been a recognized safety feature of traditional LNG carrier transfer operations for many years. However, provisions of linked ESD systems in the emerging trades of LNG FSRU and LNG bunkering, as well as the non-methane gas distribution between ships and terminals, are being hampered by the lack of an accepted industry standard for equipment, to achieve the required connection.

To that end, I am delighted to reveal that Technical Director, Andrew Stafford has been appointed as Task Group Leader of the ASTM International Standard for Liquefied Gas Ship Shore Links’ (SSL) standardization group.

Andrew and the team that will be built for the Task Group will look to develop an industry-wide standard, covering the minimum requirements for the safe transfer of liquefied gasses using SSLs. Ultimately providing recommendations for how we can take welcome steps forward in evolving the inter-connection of ESD systems for universal adoption.

ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM International standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

Trelleborg has supplied SSL systems since 1996 and is the leading supplier globally, having received contracts for over 650 systems. The company’s extensive knowledge and experience led to the development of Trelleborg’s SMART SSL system. This system can be supplied as a stand-alone one for existing tonnage or for integration with other key safety and monitoring systems. It provides a significant improvement over previous operator interfaces and simplifies control and set-up.

Trelleborg’s SSL falls within the company’s SmartPort portfolio. SmartPort is Trelleborg’s answer to the need for a standardized way to collect and store data. It is a technology platform that connects port operations, allowing users to analyze asset performance and apply data insights, to improve day-to-day decision making.

For more information about Trelleborg’s SMART SSL system, visit: http://ow.ly/QHC330foLgy

 

NEW WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTING COMPLEX SYSTEMS INTEGRATION REQUIREMENTS IN FSRUS

Following on from our new whitepaper, “Avoid the Disconnect”, we have also launched a new on-demand webinar for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector, which discusses the increasing prevalence of Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs), the complexity these projects bring about in docking and mooring systems integration, and the importance of considering the jetty, FSRU and LNGC holistically.

The new webinar, “A Comprehensive Approach to FLNG Docking and Mooring Systems”, also examines the differing regulations on design requirements between jetty, FSRU and LNG Carrier, as well as highlighting the importance of centralised monitoring and communications systems, to streamline and align information sharing between all three entities.

In this new webinar, our technical expert will also talk you through the pitfalls of considering docking and mooring systems elements for FSRU projects in isolation and the impact of the mooring system arrangement on systems integration.

To view the new webinar, visit the TrelleborgMarine YouTube channel now: http://ow.ly/pJ8V6

FSRUS – CLASS AND REGULATIONS

Following on from last week’s blog, the differing regulations on design requirements between jetty, FSRU and LNG carrier provide more food for thought. Marine Classification Societies focus on the FSRU cheap cialis online and treat an FSRU project as a shipbuilding activity, providing design review and approval, oversight during construction and undertake hull and machinery surveys to assure compliance, providing vessels are fit for purpose as ships.

However, although these organisations have specific requirements from a material and design standpoint for the mooring system hardware, Class doesn’t comment on fitness for purpose in terms of the vessels’ ultimate role in an FSRU project. Mainly, compliance is assessed from the standpoint of material selection, acceptable stress levels and a “fail safe” design philosophy.

On the other hand, regulations around the onshore, or jetty, side of the project are more operationally focused, with review from local or national authorities and organisations such as OCIMF and SIGTTO. However, these focus on guidelines for operational best practice and the recommendations they make for onshore considerations do not take into account the needs of the shipbuilder.

With these differing regulation requirements in mind, it’s clear a comprehensive approach to the design and functionality of the system, from the FEED stage, is required.

For more information, download our new whitepaper “Avoid the Disconnect”: http://ow.ly/pJ3IA

 

TACKLING SYSTEMS INTEGRATION REQUIREMENTS IN FSRUS HEAD ON

Avoid the Disconnect: a new whitepaper for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector

The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is now a widespread, commercial reality, as the demand for energy continues to rise. To maximise the opportunities of this major fuel source, FLNG projects are increasingly being considered as the optimal project configuration.

Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs) represent the majority of FLNG projects currently being executed – or in the pre-FEED stage, as they provide an attractive “fast track” solution for small markets and emerging economies.

FSRU projects bring the need to combine elements of conventional jetty docking and mooring, as well as offshore ship-to-ship mooring systems. Additionally, with more than two entities required to interface with each other, systems integration becomes more complex.

There isn’t a “generic” docking, mooring and fendering package that can be applied to FSRUs and its essential that the requirements of all three entities are considered holistically in order to ensure the optimum solution for all three elements, and minimise operational difficulties down the line.

For more information, download our new whitepaper “Avoid the Disconnect”, which further discusses the issues surrounding system integration requirements in docking, mooring and transfer for the FLNG market: http://ow.ly/pJ3IA