By Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation
Trelleborg’s marine systems operation will showcase its Universal Safety Link (USL) technology at The 8th Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference (13 – 15 November) onboard the Viking Mariella in Helsinki.
The conference 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 examines the latest advances in vessel design and operation, propulsion, supply infrastructure and associated technology.
At the conference, Steve Ward, Technical Sales Manager of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation UK, will also take to the stage to provide an overview of the developments in Emergency Shutdown (ESD) and Ship-Shore Link (SSL) System technology over the last decade. He will discuss the need for standardisation and compatibility across markets.
The conference provides the ideal platform for us to connect with ship owners and operators, LNG carriers, shipbuilders, as well as port and terminal owners and operators in the region to discuss the importance of specifying compatible and proven technology and its role in ensuring the safe, efficient transportation and transfer of LNG as a fuel.
For more information about The Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference, visit: http://www.motorship.com/gfsconference
Trelleborg’s marine systems operation will showcase its SeaTechnikTM Universal Safety Link (USL) and the Integrated Ship-Shore Link (SSL) and Emergency Shut-Down system (ESDS) for the LNG industry at SMM 2016 International. The event will be held from 6 to 9 September at Hamburg Messe, Hamburg, Germany.
The USL 8810 is specifically designed to support the growing LNG marine fuel and small scale LNG market, while the innovative design of the Integrated SSL and ESDS provide significant installation cost reduction for ship builders. Both the Integrated SSL and ESDS also provide improved operator feedback and maintenance diagnostics for owners of large scale LNG carriers. Trelleborg has also designed an ESDS system to support the USL 8810 for small scale operations.
LNG operations require the safe, efficient and timely transfer of LNG from one tank to another. Trelleborg currently has SSL systems on 450 LNG carriers, 25 FSRUs, 100 LNG terminals and over 30 USL systems in the growing LNG marine fuel and small scale market. All supported by a global service team on a 24/7 basis.
With an unrivalled track record spanning decades of service to the port and harbor, marine, offshore and shipbuilding industries, Trelleborg is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced Marine Fenders, Oil & Gas Transfer systems, Docking & Mooring systems, as well as Navigation & Piloting solutions.
The entire range of Trelleborg SeaTechnikTM products is also back up by a global service team, ready to support customer operations 24/7. This unrivalled aftersales care means global support with local reach and knowledge.
With over 2,100 exhibitors from 67 countries and 50,000 visitors from 108 nations, SMM gathers representatives across the global shipbuilding and marine equipment industries every two years to discuss the latest innovative technologies in the maritime industry.
To find out more, visit Trelleborg at SSM 2016 on stand 502.
Posted in News
Tagged ESDS, hamburg Messe, Integrated Ship-Shore Link, LNG, marine fuel, small scale LNG, SMM 2016, SSL, Trelleborg, Universal Safety Link, USL, USL 8810
We recently showcased The USL is a truly innovative product that takes our expertise in large scale applications and applies it to an optimised product for the burgeoning small-scale LNG sector.
The safe control and operation of small scale LNG transfers and fueling pose special challenges, and the drive for a ship-shore link (SSL) of increased functionality in an assured compatibility package was secured with the USL.
Some of the key benefits of the system include automatic shutdown through an intrinsically safe Emergency Shutdown (ESD) backup system, assured inter-compatibility throughout the small-scale and fuelling supply chain, as well as in-built system test and diagnostics.
When connected to a receiving tank or vessel, the USL automatically configures itself to display the process conditions on board the remote receiving tank or vessel to the operator. This enables the operator to carefully manage the connected system, especially where LNG residue has “aged” and is warmer than fresh LNG, and adjust flow rates to avoid nuisance ESD trips or safety valve discharges.
The USL8810 allows a single operator to monitor both sides of the transfer process, and provides main and backup safety link systems for LNG transfer, as recommended by ISO 28460.
The USL, along with out new Compact Series of Quick Release Hooks (QRH) seemed to create a lot of interest at Gastech, and we received some great feedback on both products that will allow us to evolve them even further. We look forward to sharing more information with you as and when we can.
In the meantime, thanks to all for a great Gastech – look forward to the next one! If we missed you, you can find more information on our new USL, and all the other products we had on stand at http://www.trelleborg.com/en/Marine-Systems/Products-And-Solutions/Oil–Gas-Transfer-Technology/Gastech-2014/