2018 September 21 16:04

Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application

Babcock International has been recognised by LR in completing a critical step towards achieving the LR General Approval for an LNG ship for its innovative ecoSMRT® single mixed refrigeration reliquefaction technology, LR said in its press release.

Receiving LR Risk Based Design (RBD) process approval at Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, ecoSMRT® has successfully completed extensive hazard identification (HAZID) and hazard and operability study (HAZOP). This certification provides endorsement that Babcock’s ecoSMRT® technology has been developed to the high standards required by LR. RBD is in the final stage of review and certification for equipment ahead of receiving LR General Approval for Ship Application (GApp).

ecoSMRT®, Babcock’s disruptive technology for the LNG sector, delivers significant cost and footprint savings for its global customers in addition to environmental benefits and waste reduction. The system is designed to handle increased volumes of boil off gas (BOG) through a single compressor without the need for external pre-cooling.

Babcock provides a range of liquefied gas solutions to its global customers including ecoSMRT®, Vent Gas Cooler (VGC™), FGSV0™ and SuperCooler™.