The new Wärtsilä Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump (EFP) has been developed in cooperation with designers of LNG fuel systems to support gas-fuelled engines.
The pump offers a number of advantages, including having no tank connections below liquid level, no electrical components inside the tank, and minimal contribution to the generation of boil-off gas (BOG). Having less heat and pressure build up in the fuel tank makes the new pump safe, while in harsher operating conditions it maintains the pressure, ensuring a continuous gas flow to the LNG-fuelled engine.
It is designed to be compatible with Wärtsilä's LNGPac fuel bunkering and supply system, and in accordance with regulations covering vessels operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). The pump can also be used with other types of fuel, such as ethane and methanol.
Henrik Sorensen, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Svanehøj, commented: "This new addition to our pump portfolio is one more important enabler for the use of LNG as a safe and viable marine fuel. The design is based on the company's huge competence and depth of experience in pump technology, and will ensure a steady, safe, and reliable supply of gas to the engine regardless of weather or thermal conditions. Needless to say, it meets all the latest environmental and efficiency requirements.”
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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