Do you want to be ‘LNG ready’? | November Training Course

Lloyd’s Register provides LNG as Fuel training course to support understanding of the realities of using LNG as marine bunkers. Next three courses are in North America in November

The new two day course provides industry personnel with the insight and understanding necessary to ensure they are aware of what is involved in using gas as fuel. Knowledge gained on the course will allow participants to make early and confident assessments of the realities of using LNG as Fuel (LNGF) across their fleets. The course is full of practical exercises and discussions to ensure maximum engagement from each and every attendee.

The course has been designed to address new build and retrofit requirements and it guides participants through the technical and commercial aspects of the decision making process. The course will develop the skills needed to ask the right questions if or when you decide to look further into the possibilities of using LNG as a fuel. The course is not designed to be pro or anti LNG as fuel, the main focus is on current technologies available and lessons learned from the many case studies both past and present.

Lloyd’s Register as the leader in LNG carrier classification understands why the carriage of LNG has been one of the great success stories in shipping: ‘Safety has been paramount’, says Dave Lloyd, Global Client Training Manager. ’49 years of LNG operations show that training is vital if you want safe operations. If LNG is going to be used as fuel, everybody will hope that the record of LNG transportation can be continued in the bunkering arena. To do so, the industry will need training in the realities of gas.’

The courses will be held world-wide, with the first course recently held in Gothenburg. The next courses to be held are Victoria (British Columbia) 11-12 November, Montreal 18-19 November and Fort Lauderdale 21-22 November.

Further locations in the forthcoming six months include: Bergen, Copenhagen, London, Southampton, Paris and Piraeus.

Course contents include:

  • legislative and commercial drivers for using LNG as fuel
  • evaluation of the hazards related to LNG usage and handling
  • recognition the relevant regulatory acceptance by countries, port authorities, IMO and classification societies
  • design issues for marine gas fuel installations, including high pressure and low  pressure gas supply systems
  • critical technical issues regarding design, fuel storage, bunkering and operation
  • the need for risk assessment methods to evaluate alternative design

Course details and booking: http://lr.org/sectors/marine/Services/training/Courses/247551-lng-as-fuel.aspx