ClassNK has released its ‘Guidelines for Compressed Natural Gas Carriers.’
Currently, the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) outlines safety requirements for LNG carriers. However, there are no applicable international rules for CNG carriers that take into account the hazards associated with the handling and transport of CNG.
As such, ClassNK has developed these new guidelines, which provide safety requirements for the design and construction of CNG carriers. The guidelines consist of safety requirements applicable to CNG carriers based on the IGC Code as well as additional requirements taking specific hazards arising from the handling of CNG into consideration.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/lng-shipping/30072015/classnk-develops-cng-carrier-guidelines-1082/