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ClassNK Grants AIP to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for LPG Fuel Supply System

Logistic News - Published on Thu, 13 Feb 2020

Image Source: ClassNK Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Tokyo-based leading classification society ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle based on its Rule Part N which adopts IGC Code and its Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels to Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd for their LPG fuel supply system. Utilizing the expertise from the design and construction of LPG carrier, LNG carrier, and LNG fueled ships as well as the design and production of marine engines, KHI has developed the LPG fuel supply system. In consideration of LPG fuel’s property and the related rules, ClassNK has carried out the verification on the system from the viewpoint of minimizing risks to vessels, crew, and the environment. Following confirmation that the design of KHI’s LPG fuel supply system met the prescribed standards, ClassNK has issued the AiP.

The main features of the design announced by KHI are as follows.
Cyclical system design that is compatible with propane and butane and circulates LPG in a pressurized state capable of usage at normal ambient temperature
Establishing a highly safe control system by implementing risk assessment based on the IGC code
System configuration applicable to merchant ships other than LPG carriers

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 13 Feb 2020
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