Together in Safety | Future Fuels
- Jun 30, 2022 4:37 pm GMT
LNG, Methanol, Ammonia and Hydrogen
As shipping moves to transition from existing energy sources, the timescale of this change shall mean that learning from experience shall be limited.
Fuel oil use today is relatively safe in its storage and use and the industry over time has learnt to mitigate any risks that arose. It is widely acknowledged that the fuels of the future shall bring additional risks to seafarers.
If not dealt with correctly the consequences both on the ship and on land could be catastrophic. Such an event could have an impact on the energy transition. It is therefore imperative that industry comes together to bring collective experience to pro-actively place measures and safeguards to reduce the likelihood and consequence of any incidents. ‘Together in Safety’ has carried out a series of hazard identification workshops with the purpose of identify and prioritising recommendations to the industry to ensure the safe deployment of future fuels.
The fuels considered were LNG, Methanol, Ammonia and Hydrogen with the assumption that these are likely fuels to be used. The sustainability of the fuels in their well-to-wake factor, availability and cost were not in scope. The workshops were based on a tanker design using LNG as a fuel.
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