Meyer Werft, a marine cruise ship builder based in Papenburg, completed one of its most important project, the construction of the largest cruise ship ever created in Germany, the AIDAnova.
For its conception, the ecological impact was a priority, thus the propulsion technology by LNG has been selected.
Indeed, the LNG combustion allows to generate as much energy with heavy fuels oil while reducing drastically the pollutant emission (CO2, Nitrogen Oxydes, Sulphur Oxide…).
Therefore, the shipowner may responds to all the requirement exisiting or future requirement related to the ECA (Emission Control Area).
To accompany this project, MECA-INOX provided 3-way valves Divertor placed above LNG tanks.
This system is composed of two 3-way valves appaired which permit the safe maintenance of the safety valves of the LNG tanks.
These valves has been choosed by Meyer Werft for :
- their sealing quality at low temperatures,
- their operation reliability
- their low pressure drop
- their adaptability to the installation.
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