Autronica Highlights Gas Detection for Dual Fuel LNG Vessels

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

With the number of vessels using dual fuel/LNG propulsion systems growing steadily, Autronica Fire and Security is focusing on the importance of gas detection in this sector during Nor-Shipping 2013.

LNG as a fuel can provide lower bunkering costs and emissions, in addition to less wear on engines, however, LNG propulsion systems must be monitored by reliable gas detection technology to ensure safety of crew and vessel should a failure occur.

Autronica offers a dedicated Direct Gas Sampling system for LNG powered vessels, which can be specified in parallel to its fire safety systems, such as AutroSafe 4 and Autroprime. This approach ensures that owners and yards have a single source for all fire and gas detection systems for LNG powered vessels.

“With significant dangers should an LNG gas leak go undetected, it’s vital that owners choose a detection system that is designed specifically for the job,” comments Geir Arne Hauan, Regional Sales Manager, Division Maritime Tønsberg, Autronica Fire and Security AS. “Our Direct Gas Sampling system is specifically made for LNG power, so it offers high levels of protection and will provide reliable early warning should a gas leak occur.”

The Direct Gas Sampling system was first installed on an LNG powered vessel in January 2011 and has subsequently been installed on more than ten vessels. Uniquely, it features an in-house designed high pressure flange for mounting sensors in a double pipe for fuel lines to the engines. The design is particularly important in this context because the enhanced reliability and accurate readings secures vessel and personal safety at all times.

www.autronicafire.com

 

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

LNG

Focus on Environment at Suny Maritime

The State University of New York Maritime College’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on March 26 in the College’s Maritime Academic Center.

GasLog Acquires 2 BG Carriers

GasLog Ltd. completed the acquisition of two LNG carriers from Methane Services Limited, a subsidiary of BG Group plc, which was previously announced on December 22, 2014.

U.S. DoI Upholds 2008 Shell Arctic Lease

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas

Maritime Safety

Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Delaware River (Link to Video)

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is investigating a ship aground in the Delaware River near the Burlington Bristol Bridge, which connects Burlington, NJ and Bristol Township, PA.

BMT Comments on Recent Barge Casualties

Recently, BMT was consulted in a number of cases/casualties involving the breaking and subsequent salvage of inland navigation barges. The incidents all occurred during loading operations.

Hapag-Lloyd Improves Safety of Dangerous Goods Transportation

Last year, Hapag-Lloyd discovered 2,620 cases of incorrectly declared dangerous goods that were prevented from being shipped. Dangerous goods experts at Hapag-Lloyd investigated over 162,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1123 sec (9 req/sec)