To safely and successfully operate in high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) environments, offshore operators need specialized equipment. ABS acts as an independent third party (per BSEE requirements) to assist in the design verification and validation of equipment. ABS shares key insights from the review, approval and report generation of ongoing projects for HP/HT equipment.
As the IMO moves closer to approval of new short-term, GHG reduction measures, the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), there are a number of potential implications and key considerations for LNG carrier owners, operators and charterers. Given the tight timeline for enforcement, it is critical for all to understand the requirements and their compliance options for their existing fleets.
On January 1st, 2020 the IMO Global Sulphur Cap went into effect and ship owners across the globe began operating scrubbers.
Alex Huo, ABS Technology Manager, provides lessons learned from scrubber installation and operation, including areas such as installation and commissioning, hardware failures for operating systems, consumables needed, and much more.
The IMO World Maritime Day 2019 theme is, "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community." ABS Manager Elli Lembessis provides some insight into empowering women in maritime by explaining the pivotal parts of her journey that led her to join and stay in maritime.
As AM evolves in the 21st century, it has been hailed as a revolutionary tool and a disruptive technology across multiple industries. Whereas originally AM was consigned to rapid prototyping, used to test models prior to committing them to production, AM is now increasingly used to produce high-performance metal parts intended for end-use in demanding applications.
The International Shipping Exhibition Posidonia brought a record number of visitors this year with over 23,000 visitors from 110 countries. As the international shipping community gathered to hear from industry leaders across different sectors of the maritime industry, ABS led an executive panel discussion on the future of LNG shipping.
Offshore units are often exposed to severe weather events such as hurricanes and loop currents. ABS, based on experience with classing and certifying a large number of these units, has verified that some of the events may cause failures that compromise the structural integrity of the units.
Naval and maritime service leaders in the U.S. and around the world are asking tough questions and breaking out of the status quo. New platforms are being delivered and more appear to be on the way. And, equally critical maintenance availability improvements and service life projects on existing vessels are happening.
Recently the world saw the sudden spread of a new ransomware variant, called by some ‘Petya’ and by others ‘NotPetya’. It affected maritime owners and operators, forcing them to shutter operations to control the corruption in their systems.
Travelling along a rugged, frozen coast north of the Arctic Circle this April, you might have come across a team of researchers attempting to answer a key question: How long can a person survive in the Arctic in a lifeboat or life raft?