OCEANKING always following the technological developments in the shipping industry, organized a thematic roundtable workshop on Thursday October 10th at the Athens Marriott Hotel, focusing on the growing interest of Greek shipowners in LNG carriers and LNG-fueled ships.
All participants were invited in a “roundtable discussion” touching technologies of Gas Compressors, Gas fuel tanks, Nitrogen Generators and Cryogenic valve applications. They had the opportunity to be dully informed and further discuss, several topics and concerns which were based on operators’ experience .
Some of the main topics were:
Design of new LDCs to handled XDF engine requirements
Vibration issues with multiple stage compressors
What is the optimum solution (screw/centrifugal) in relation to BOR
Fuel gas supply tanks,
Application of nitrogen generators in relation to fuel gas tanks
Design characteristics / advantages of cryogenic valves
How to specify correctly
Cost of maintenance over a 5 years period
Spare parts delivery time
The roundtables were moderated by the following manufacturers:
Gas Compressors, moderated by Atlas Copco Gas fuel tanks, moderated by Dongsung Finetec Nitrogen Generators, moderated by Air-Products Cryogenic valve applications, moderated by Korval