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At Kormarine 2017, Eltronic FuelTech is launching the Gas Valve Unit Geminus enabling shipowners and shipbuilders to increase engine efficiency, save energy and reduce costs. In addition, the new gas valve unit enables easy accessibility and maintenance.

To meet the new emission standards for marine vessels, shipowners and shipbuilders must reduce CO2, NOx and SOx engine emissions remarkably. Thus, more marine vessels use liquified natural gas-fuelled engines to reduce environmental impacts.

“A gas valve unit is an essential safety component for gas-fuelled engines, as it allows for a safe shut-down of the fuel gas supply system in case of emergency,” explains Ryan Nielsen, Director at Eltronic FuelTech.

“In addition to this, the new Gas Valve Unit Geminus contains an innovative gas control principle adjusted to the need of the engine. This enables shipowners and shipbuilders to increase engine efficiency, save energy and reduce costs,” he says.

Easy accessibility and maintenance

An existing gas valve unit is a double block and bleed piping system with components encapsulated in a large steel box making it difficult to access and maintain.

“Now, we can eliminate the encapsulation of the gas valve unit, as its double-walled ventilated feature serves as outer barrier with gas leakage detection,” says Ryan Nielsen and continues:

“This design makes the Gas Valve Unit Geminus easy to access directly and thus, improves maintenance of components.”

Serves the need of your engine room setup

Along with increased accessibility, the new solution makes up one-third of the size and weight of an encapsulated gas valve unit and consists of six independent blocks.

“Shipbuilders can put together the blocks in a way that serves the need of their exact engine room setup rather than making room for a unit that takes up three square metres of floor space. This makes the gas valve unit suitable for newbuildings and retrofits,” explains Ryan Nielsen.

Photo text: Gas Valve Unit Geminus from Eltronic FuelTech enables shipowners and shipbuilders to increase engine efficiency, save energy and reduce costs.

 

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