Parker Bestobell Marine, part of Parker Hannifin, has developed a range of high pressure cryogenic valves that are fully approved for use in the marine sector.
The valves can withstand pressures of up to 625 bar and have a range from 0.5 in. to 3 in. They are designed specifically for the MEGI Engine fuel gas system.
The range includes manual, gearbox operation, single actuator and tandem actuator valves. Parker Bestobell Marine also offers high pressure check valves.
Duncan Gaskin, Market Development Manager for Parker Bestobell Marine, commented: “We developed these valves in collaboration with a number of shipbuilding companies which required them for the MAN ME-GI fuel gas systems. As worldwide markets look to reduce air pollutants and with the introduction of Emission Control Areas (ECA), we expect to see demand increase for high pressure valves that are marine approved.”
Parker Bestobell Marine has previously supplied its high pressure valves for fuel gas systems for a variety of projects, including five Teekay LNG carriers being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea, two LNG carriers being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea for Knutsen OAS Shipping of Norway and three LEG carriers to be built in China for Ocean Yield of Norway, which are the first to use Ethane as a fuel.
Parker Bestobell Marine’s new high pressure valve range will be launched at the LNG18 exhibition in Australia in April 2016.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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