High-Pressure Units Developed for MAN ME-GI Engines
Slated to Be Launched Next Month at LNG18 in Australia
Parker Bestobell Marine is promoting a new a range of high-pressure cryogenic valves it says are fully approved for use in the marine sector.
The valves can withstand pressures of up to 625 bar, with a range from ½” to 3” and are designed specifically for the fuel gas systems of ME-GI liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel engines developed by MAN Diesel & Turbo.
The new range includes manual, gearbox operation, single actuator and tandem actuator valves. Parker Bestobell Marine also offers high pressure check valves.
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“We developed these valves in collaboration with a number of shipbuilding companies which required them for the MAN ME-GI fuel gas systems,” Parker Bestobell Marine market development manager Duncan Gaskin said in a release.
“As worldwide markets look to reduce air pollutants and with the introduction of Emission Control Areas,” he said, “we expect to see demand increase for high pressure valves that are marine approved.”
Previous Use on LNG Carriers
Parker Bestobell Marine has supplied high-pressure valves for fuel gas systems for a variety of projects, including five Teekay LNG carriers being built at DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering) in South Korea, two LNG carriers being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea for Knutsen OAS Shipping of Norway, and three LEG (liquefied ethylene gas) carriers to be built in China for Ocean Yield of Norway – the first to use ethane as a fuel.
Parker Bestobell Marine says that its new high-pressure valve range will be launched at LNG18, the 18th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas, which runs April 11-15 in Perth, Australia.Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: Parker Bestobell Marine with HHP Insight follow-up