This advisory provides guidance on available technologies, regulatory requirements and installation and operational considerations for adopting gas or other low flash point fuels.
ABS is guiding the integration of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel concepts into vessels throughout the shipping industry. With experience in all phases of gas-fueled maritime projects – from the ground floor of the design process to the construction, classification and modification of gas-powered ships – ABS sets the standard for the world’s largest, most advanced LNG-powered ships.
As more and more shipowners and manufacturers consider LNG for its environmental and financial advantages, ABS’ experience and research are in demand. As an innovating class society, our Rules evolve with new technology and ABS is always ready to consider alternatives equivalent to traditional technologies. Together, ABS and shipowners can continue to challenge and improve traditional concepts for the containment, transfer, storage and transport of liquid and other natural gases.
Whether it’s by contributing ideas to strengthen an advanced dual fuel concept or classing your next LNG-ready design, ABS and our team of engineers are here to champion your next LNG project.
ABS Advisory on LNG Bunkering: Technical and Operational Advisory
Report: Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled Marine Vessels in North America
Marine Vessel Rules: Part 5C, Specific Vessel Types (Chapters 7-18)
Guide for Gas and Other Low-Flashpoint Fuel Ready Vessels
Guidance Notes on Gas Dispersion Studies of Gas Fueled Vessels
ABS Sustainability Whitepaper: LNG as Marine Fuel
Dual-Fuel Technologies for LNG as Fuel: A Practical Approach