Friday, November 16, 2018

Classnk News

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Eco Marine Power Launches Hybrid Battery Packs

In cooperation with its strategic partners Furukawa Battery and Teramoto Iron Works, Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced the release of two UB-50-12 hybrid battery packs for ship, offshore and land-based renewable energy projects. These safe, reliable and recyclable battery packs will be available in 2.4kWh and 3.6kWh configurations. Multiple battery packs can be installed together to provide the amount of energy storage needed from small scale installations to larger energy storage projects.

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ClassNK Releases “PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA ver.ITTC”

ClassNK released “PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA ver.ITTC” on November 1, 2018. ClassNK says that it is the world’s first software that calculates and analyzes a ship’s speed for Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) calculation in compliance with the latest International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) 2017 Guidelines (ITTC Recommended Procedures and Guidelines 7.5-04-01-01.1, Preparation, Conduct and Analysis of Speed/Power Trials; 2017) for EEDI verification.MARPOL Annex VI states one parameter for calculating the EEDI of a ship’s speed in calm sea conditions based on speed trial results.

C7.1 High Performance Propulsion Engine Photo Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar showcases Cat C7.1 Engine

Caterpillar Marine is showcasing its Cat C7.1 Propulsion Engine at the 2017 Yachts Miami Beach show. Available in three ratings: 507 mhp (373 bkW), 456 mhp (336 bkW) and 406 mhp (298 bkW), all at 2900 rpm, all C7.1 power ratings meet EPA Tier 3, IMO II, EU Recreational Craft Directive and EU Stage IIIA regulations. The C7.1 is ideal for recreational boating applications, specifically smaller vessels and motoryachts ranging from 25 -60 feet in size. The engine features a common rail fuel system enabling optimum combustion and low emissions.

Hybrid Turbocharger Uses Calnetix Tech

The MET Hybrid Turbocharger from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co. Ltd. (MHI-MME) uses a motor generator system and power electronics developed by Calnetix Technologies. The Japan Machinery Foundation presented its President’s Award to MHI-MME for the new-technology turbocharger in the 36th Energy Conserving Machinery competition last month. Calnetix’s patented Magnaforce high-speed permanent magnet motor generator is housed within the turbocharger. By diverting a small portion of the engine exhaust gas that would normally be dedicated entirely to the turbocharger…

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ClassNK Earns EU MRV Accreditation

After undergoing extensive assessments, classification society ClassNK has received accreditation from the UK-based national accreditation body UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) as an EU MRV verifier, effective as of March 1, 2017. EU MRV is an EU regulation on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from vessels, which first entered into force on July 1, 2015. This regulation lays down rules for developing Monitoring Plans and for…

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EGCS Ready Notation for MOL Ships

ClassNK issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., meaning that the ship fulfills requirement for SOx scrubber retrofitting. Following discussions on the implementation schedule of MARPOL Annex VI SOX/PM regulations at MEPC70 in October last year, all ships operating outside Emission Control Areas (ECA) will be required to limit sulfur emission levels to under 0.50% from 1 January 2020. In order to enable the safe and secure retrofitting of SOx scrubbers as part of efforts to meet the incoming SOx emission limits…

Rendering of the SCR-HP reactor with a host two-stroke engine (Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

MAN Debuts New SCR for Two-stroke Engines

MAN Diesel & Turbo and its licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding introduced its new high-pressure selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, MAN SCR-HP, at an event in Tamano, Japan on April 11. The MAN SCR-HP is available for two-stroke engines of all bore sizes and reduces – through internal catalytic reaction – NOx exhaust emissions to IMO Tier III limits. With specially developed honeycombs and honeycomb materials, as well as an integrated mixing unit, the overall size of the reactor has been drastically reduced compared to typical market designs and its medium-speed counterpart.

ClassNK Launches Bunker Fuel Oil Analysis Service

ClassNK’s subsidiary ClassNK Consulting Service (NKCS) has officially launched its Bunker Fuel Oil Analysis Service. The service will provide an oil analysis report for the properties of bunker fuel oil based on the ISO8217 Standard with advice such as oil heating and purification. Testing laboratories are located worldwide in Singapore, UAE, U.K. and U.S. After sampled oil is received at the nearest laboratory from each ship, an analysis report will be provided by email and online within 48 hours.

New ClassNK Guidelines for Gas-fueled Ships

Classification society ClassNK has released the fourth version of its Guidelines for Gas Fueled Ships. With the introduction of increasingly strict environmental regulations, the industry is now turning toward the use of cleaner fuels such as LNG and more recently other low flashpoint fuels such as methanol to curb their NOx, SOx and PM emissions. The new guidelines provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on key design features relating to bunkering, hull structure, fire safety and explosion prevention measures for gas-fueled vessels.

ClassNK Launches EU MRV Support Service

ClassNK subsidiary ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. said it has launched a support service for setting up an emissions monitoring plan (MP) in compliance with the EU monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 (MRV) regulation. This regulation lays down rules for developing MP and submitting the emissions report for ships above 5,000 gross tonnage, arriving at, departing from or sailing within ports under the jurisdiction of an EU member state, regardless of the ship’s flag.

ClassNK CMAXS for Two MOL Ships

ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. developed next-generation diagnostic monitoring system “ClassNK CMAXS” has been chosen by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) for installation on two more ships operated by the company. The system is now installed on a total of six MOL-operated ships. The two ships are installed with CMAXS e-GICSX, a system which monitors electrically controlled main engine supplied by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and CMAXS LC-A for auxiliary engines supplied by DAIHATSU DIESEL MFG. CO, LTD.

(l-r): Mr. Akira Hoshi (Director & General Manager of Engineering Department, Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.) Mr. Toshio Koiwa (Director of Assurance Operations Division, ClassNK). (Photo: ClassNK)

ClassNK Issues EU MRV Monitoring Plan Approval to Iino Marine Service

Classification society ClassNK has issued approval certification to Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd. on assessment of an EU MRV Monitoring Plan for its chemical tanker Chemroad Wing as an EU MRV verifier on July 28. The issuance of this approval certification is a first for ClassNK. EU MRV is an EU regulation on the monitoring, reporting, and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from vessels. This regulation lays down rules for developing Monitoring Plans to the verifiers accredited by a national accreditation body in the EU by August 31…

Condition-based Monitoring for MOL’s New Tanker

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has introduced ClassNK Consulting Service’s condition-based monitoring (CBM) system ClassNK CMAXS e-GICSX on the M/V Taranaki Sun, marking the system’s first commercial application. The ClassNK CMAXS e-GICSX CBM system first collects large amounts of voyage data, including weather and sea conditions and machinery data collected from multiple sensors installed on electronically controlled main diesel engine. Then, using a sophisticated algorithm, it analyzes…

ClassNK Updates Scrubbers Guidelines

Classification society ClassNK said it has released the second version of its Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems. Based on the first version Guidelines released in August 2014, the latest version includes the results of joint research and testing on actual Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems. In an effort to reduce SOx and PM emissions from ships, MARPOL Annex VI limits the maximum allowable amount of sulphur contents of fuel oil used onboard globally, as well as place stricter requirements in geographically defined Emission Control Areas (ECA).

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JX Ocean Selects ClassNK CMAXS LC-A

ClassNK subsidiary ClassNK Consulting Service announced that JX Ocean Co., Ltd. has selected the machinery condition monitoring and automatic diagnostic system ClassNK CMAXS LC- A for use on 310,000 dwt tanker Eneos Spirit. ClassNK CMAXS LC- A is a solution that integrates sensor anomaly detection algorithm to analyze correlations between multiple sensor data in the engine room and detect any early signs of malfunction or potential damage to machinery. Also, the solution has a feature that automatically shows the optimum setting of the main engine…

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Chelsea Technologies' Sea Sentry Secures ClassNK Certification

Chelsea Technologies announced that its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems has been certified by ClassNK, verifying compliance with IMO Annex VI wash water discharge regulations. Accurate monitoring for compliance with environmental regulations is a vital prerogative for the international shipping industry, particularly ahead of the 2020 global sulphur cap. Owners and operators are under increasing scrutiny to not only install costly compliance technologies but also to provide accurate data to demonstrate compliance…

M/V Leviathan. Picture Credit: Star Bulk

Star Bulk, Eco Marine Power Commence Renewable Energy Study

As part of its continued focus on bringing renewable energy solutions to shipping, Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Star Bulk S.A. (Star Bulk) covering a joint study project focused on the feasibility of using EMP’s technologies on existing and new bulk carriers. The joint study between Star Bulk and EMP will cover engineering issues related to how various equipment including solar panels, batteries and other devices can be installed on existing and new ships.

ClassNK, Hitachi Zosen Study Engine Monitoring, Diagnostics

Classification society ClassNK and Hitachi Zosen Corporation have completed a joint study of the next generation condition-based monitoring and automatic diagnostic system ClassNK CMAXS LC-A for Hitachi MAN B&W engines. During the study, ClassNK and Hitachi Zosen Corporation developed a system compatible with Hitachi MAN B&W engines and conducted verification tests on one bulk carrier installed with a Hitachi MAN B&W engine. The system for Hitachi MAN B&W engines combines and analyzes big data from the ship’s data logger.