Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Singapore-based marine engineering solutions company Sembcorp Marine and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) on Thursday (17 December) have successfully completed joint development projects in LNG bunkering and the use of LNG as a marine fuel.

The projects arose out of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by ABS, Sembcorp Marine and A*STAR’s IHPC in 2018 to advance the use of LNG as a marine fuel and to make LNG more accessible, reliable and safer for the industry.

The joint development projects (JDPs) will study a range of key issues including leakage during LNG bunkering, boil-off rate management for Type C tanks, and the heat transfer between LNG containment and surrounding structures. Simulation methodologies developed in the JDPs will facilitate advances in mitigation measures for containing gas leaks, Type C Tank design, through better prediction of boil-off rates, and insulation design for cryogenic storage systems.

Dr Lim Keng Hui, Executive Director, IHPC, A*STAR said: “We are committed to creating new value for our partners through the translation of R&D into positive outcomes for the offshore, marine and energy sectors. IHPC’s multidisciplinary core capabilities have been applied to address industry challenges and encourage the adoption of LNG as a sustainable fuel.”

The full article can be found at Manifold Times.