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Britain’s Bestobell Marine has reported a major increase in demand for its cryogenic valves from the marine sector in the U.S., and attributes the strong business to the ECA/Emission Control Area rules forcing ship operators to reduce pollution.
Bestobell valves are employed on Harvey Gulf International Marine’s series of LNG dual fuel vessels, the first of which, Harvey Energy, is in service as the first-ever U.S. flag ship to run primarily on LNG.
“This kind of vessel is a blueprint for the future of marine engineering,” Bestobell sales director Duncan Gaskin says in this week’s release.
Bestobell says that will supply valves for two Orca-class vessels, operated by TOTE/Totem Ocean, that will be converted to LNG. “When they are re-launched they will be some of the most environmentally advanced ships in the U.S.,” Bestobell says.
The company’s cryogenic valves are specifically designed for marine applications, “which includes the very important requirement for the valves to have fire-safe properties, whereby all components must be able to withstand a minimum temperature of 925 degrees C (as per the interim IGF code).”
Bestobell has more than 50 years of industrial gas experience and 15 years of experience in the marine LNG markets. The firm’s cryogenic valves are used on LNG carriers, FLNGs (floating production and storage units) and FSRUs (floating, storage and re-gasification units).Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: Bestobell with HHP Insight follow-up