(Houston) ABS released new guidance and software to assist chemical tanker owners, operators and shipyards: the ABS Guide for Materials and Welding for Stainless Steels and ABS CHEM software.
“ABS is a global leader in chemical tankers and uniquely understands the challenges faced by owners and operators,” said ABS Senior Technical Advisor for Chemical Carriers, Stein Nilsen. “We developed this industry-leading guidance and innovative software to enhance safety in the sector and make it straightforward to stay compliant.”
The ABS Guide for Materials and Welding for Stainless Steels provides minimum requirements for properties, manufacturing processes and fabrication techniques applicable to common types of stainless steels used in the marine and offshore industries. This new guidance is particularly relevant to construction and maintenance of stainless steel tanks used on chemical tankers.
ABS CHEM software enables a chemical tanker owner or operator to quickly determine whether their vessel is suitable to carry a specific type of chemical. As regulations change, ABS CHEM software is designed to keep pace, ensuring requirements are maintained and up-to-date – making it simpler to gain and maintain certification and understand exactly what chemicals can be carried based on current regulations.
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.