LNG is increasingly being used as a marine fuel because of its clean-burning properties (enabling emission control compliance) and lower operating costs. The use of LNG in these application spaces, where small volumes of LNG are transferred, poses specific challenges requiring innovative technical solutions.
Trelleborg’s Universal Safety Link (USL) takes long-standing industry practice and recommendation in the large-scale LNG sector and brings this same methodology into the small-scale sector. For example, the USL system complies with ISO20519:2017 Specification for bunkering of liquefied natural gas fuelled vessels and follows the SGMF LNG as a Marine Fuel recommendations V3 (2021) set out for Bunkering Safety Links (BSL). Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure offers this via a main fiber optic system with an electric Emergency Shutdown Link (ESL) backup.
- Small scale LNG transfer
- LNG fueling
- LNG bunkering