Bestobell Launches New HP Valve Series at LNG 18

Bestobell Launches New HP Valve Series at LNG 18

LNG 18, the triennial specialised international Liquefied Natural Gas conference and exhibition hosted

by International Gas Union (IGU), Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and International Institute of

Refrigeration (IIR), has opened in Perth, Australia. Included in the program are several sessions that will

discuss technologies and prospects for LNG as a fuel for transportation, for both land and marine

applications. On the exhibition floor, Parker Bestobell Marine is amongst the several exhibitors who are

showcasing new equipment.

Parker Bestobell Marine is promoting a new range of high-pressure Class 2500 cryogenic valves.

Although the valves have been available for more than eighteen months, the company has chosen LNG

18 to officially launch the new technology. The Bestobell valves have been designed specifically for the

liquefied natural gas fuel systems for MAN ME-GI dual-fuel two stroke engines developed by MAN Diesel

& Turbo.

Sales Director Duncan Gaskin explains: “With the introduction of the MAN ME-GI engine two years ago

and with now over one hundred sold it is driving a rapid increase in demand for high pressure cryogenic

valves needed for fuel gas systems. Bestobell Marine is playing a major role in meeting the challenge

created by this demand with its new range of high pressure valves.”

The Bestobell Marine HP cryogenic globe valves will be fitted in the pipework downstream of the high

pressure pumps and will play a vital part in managing the fuel gas supply to the engine. The valves are

designed to stand a maximum pressure of 370 Bar. Bestobell Marine is also developing another range of

valves that can operate up to a maximum pressure of 625 Bar.

In October last year, the company obtained full type approval from the big four class societies for the

range. DNV-GL. Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have all

approved the valves for use in cryogenic applications on ships, which includes valves used in cargo

systems on LNG carriers and bunker vessels, LNG fuel gas systems, LNG regasification systems and LNG

reliquifaction systems.

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