Operation of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) - competency and assessment guidelines
This document focuses on all the activities relating to the preparation, storage, handling and use of gas as a fuel – from the storage tank through to delivery to the consumer – and the competencies required of those personnel engaged in undertaking the related tasks. It therefore covers the full scope of competencies that we believe a skilled engineer and supporting team need to have to be able to operate the gas fuel system through the complete voyage cycle (from dry-dock to dry-dock). It therefore goes beyond the scope of the IMO’s Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) and should be used accordingly.
LNG as a marine fuel - Safety and Operational Guidelines - Bunkering (Version 3.0) - pre-order
*** Available to pre-order now, delivery will be in February 2022. *** This 2021 edition is taking a new and holistic approach to LNG bunkering. The reader is taken through a journey starting from the Design stage of the vessel and the supply bunkering facility, via the Planning and Preparation stages of the bunkering location and operations to be completed by the fuelling Operational stage of the of an LNG-fuelled vessel. Along each stage recommendations are provided to all the stakeholders involved in the bunkering of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) with the focus on ensuring that gas fuelled ships are bunkered safely, reliably, efficiently and to prevent undesirable fugitive gas emissions during operations.
LNG as a marine fuel – an introductory guide
This high-level publication sets out the key facts about LNG: what it is, how it is used, its environmental and safety profile, which countries have invested in it, LNG ship design and systems, bunkering facilities and process, how it is purchased, and how personnel involved in handling LNG should be trained and familiarised.
Bunker Station Location: Considerations and Recommendations
This Technical Guidance Note (TGN) addresses the industry requirement for guidelines for the location of bunkering manifolds and/or bunker stations installed on gas-fuelled vessels (GFVs) subject to the IGF Code. It has been prepared with the aid of operators of LNG-fuelled vessels, naval architects, designers and classification societies. It complements the existing SGMF guidelines, TGN 06-04 Ver1.0 – Manifold Arrangements for Gas-Fuelled Vessels, which were published in 2019 to address the manifold layout and fitting arrangements onboard GFVs.
Gas as a Marine Fuel: Work practices for maintenance, repair and dry dock operations
Members have access to this publication in the member library. This document provides new guidance on work practices for maintenance, repair and dry-dock operations for ships that use gas/LNG as fuel to help ensure the safe maintenance of gas-fuelled ships.
LNG bunkering with hose bunker systems: considerations and recommendations
Members have access to this publication in the member library. This Technical Guidance Note (TGN) provides recommendations for the safe handling and operation of hose bunker systems utilising cryogenic flexible hoses as the main means for LNG transfer. It specifically addresses hose selection and its handling and functional safety principles.
Recommendations for linked emergency shutdown (ESD) arrangements for LNG bunkering
This Technical Guidance Note (TGN) provides recommendations for the Emergency Shutdown System arrangements, integration, data and voice communication and interfaces for the LNG bunkering of gas-fuelled vessels. It specifically addresses the functional safety principles of the linked ESD system to ensure a controlled shutdown of the bunkering operation in the case of an emergency.
Manifold arrangements for gas-fuelled vessels
This document is intended to facilitate focused discussion and industry alignment on the manifold arrangement fitted on board gas-fuelled vessels. It is important to note that numerous other factors can impact the ability of a gas-fuelled vessel to interface with bunkering facilities.
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BASiL Gas Dispersion Tool - 3 x Reports
BASiL (Bunkering Area Safety information LNG) is SGMF’s automated LNG gas dispersion tool. It can be used to manage bunkering on a consistent basis through the definition of a safety zone that depends on the type of bunkering operation being undertaken. Access to this tool is now available to non-Members. A copy of the publication ‘Recommendation of Controlled Zones during LNG bunkering (ISBN: 978-0-9933164-8-7) will be sent by courier as part of this purchase. It is strongly recommended that users of BASiL read and fully understand this publication as well as the BASiL User Guide before running any reports. For this reason there is a delay of 7 working days from the date of purchase before you can access the tool via this website.
Recommendation of Controlled Zones during LNG bunkering
The publication details a leading piece of work related to how to effectively determine the location and size of so-called controlled zones around the bunkering equipment itself.
Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPs) during LNG Bunkering
A new publication that looks at undertaking typical ship operations in port whist transferring fuel at the same time (SIMOPS). Whilst it is imperative that safety is not compromised when using LNG, it is also important that other operations can be undertaken so as to allow efficient and in some cases, improved efficiencies in port. This publication looks at the issues involved and describes clearly the process of how the risks can be managed.
Safety Guidelines - Bunkering (Version 2.0)
***This publication has been revised and is now available to pre-order. Dispatch will be by end of February 2022.*** Version 2 was produced with full co-operation from IACS with their Rec 142 work. This publication provides guidance to all the parties directly involved in the bunkering of ships with liquefied natural gas (LNG). It aims to ensure that ships are re-fuelled with high levels of safety integrity and reliability. These guidelines represent a commitment by industry partners globally to develop a common guideline that will foster and promote safe and responsible operations for gas fueled vessels while providing invaluable data regarding LNG hazards, safety systems, bunkering guidelines.
Contractual Guidelines - Quantity and Quality
This publication provides an overview of the custody transfer process of LNG to marine vessels. This guide describes the variables required to be measured for the main marine engine types. The later sections of this guide describe the proven techniques available for measuring both LNG quantity and quality. . It describes several methods, all of which provide sufficient accuracy and auditability to support the custody transfer process. Its aim is to educate and inform and not to be prescriptive.
Bunkering of Ships with LNG - Competency and Assessment Guidelines version 2.0
The aim is that the suggested guidelines can be used by any individual, organisation or authority, on either side of the transfer process to identify what tasks will be conducted by themselves, their personnel, or within their scope and hence be able to identify the knowledge, understanding and competencies that they require.