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Engineering, Oil and Gas Courses

Managing the Bunkering and Use of LNG Fuel on Ships


For all vessel operators, the issue of environmental pollution is becoming increasingly problematic. The requirements to comply with MARPOL Annex 6 have made air pollution one of the areas which ship owners and operators will have to address. Using LNG as a fuel is one way to reduce airborne pollution from ships. It also has different problems to address when operating a vessel with LNG on-board as a fuel. This training course is intended to highlight these issues and provide a means to manage them. The IGF Code details the requirements of ships using LNG as a bunker fuel, and this PetroKnowledge training course will provide an insight into the means to comply with that code

Targeted Groups:

  • Senior Management with high-level responsibility for vessel operations
  • Fleet Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Vessel personnel
  • Personnel at the vessel/ bunker facility interface

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand why using LNG fuel can be beneficial
  • Manage the use of LNG fuel on ships
  • Communicate with bunker terminals and suppliers
  • Manage any emergencies involving LNG fuel
  • Understand the different fuel system configurations

Targeted Competencies:

  • Design and operational characteristics of ships subject to the IGF Code
  • Precautions to minimize and manage hazards on a ship subject to the IGF Code
  • Precautions to prevent pollution of the environment
  • Monitoring and controlling compliance with legislative requirements
  • Application of occupational health and safety measures

Course Content:
Unit 1: Definitions of Liquefied Gases and Associated Regulations:

  • IGF Code
  • Defining LNG Fuel
  • Properties of LNG
  • Combustion properties
  • Pollution characteristics
  • Understanding Cryogenics
  • Production and properties of LNG
  • Components of LNG

Unit 2: Health Safety and Environmental Issues and Combustion Theory:

  • Thermodynamic Laws
  • Methane Number/ Knocking
  • Gas detection Methods
  • Electrostatic issues
  • Toxicity
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Hazards

Unit 3: Managing LNG Fuels in a Safe Manner:

  • Brittle fracture
  • Fuel Storage systems
  • Tank Gauging systems
  • Safety Devices
  • Fuel system arrangements
  • Managing LNG as a fuel

Unit 4: LNG Bunkering Systems and Their Operational Use:

  • Physical layouts
  • Onboard containment systems
  • Electrical safety
  • Hazardous zones
  • Fuel transfer process
  • Safety plans and instructions
  • Bunker Checklists
  • Inerting warm-up and cooldown

Unit 5: SIMOPs Emergency Response and ESD Systems:

  • Bunkering installations
  • SIMOPs
  • Emergency response
  • Protective clothing
  • Repair and maintenance issues
  • Emergency Shut Down
  • Safety Management System
  • Dealing with health issues (Cold Burns)

Engineering, Oil and Gas Courses
Managing the Bunkering and Use of LNG Fuel on Ships (EO9104)


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