Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) recently received an Approval in Principal (AIP) of its “Digital Twin READY” Type-B LNG fuel Tanks.
In fact, “Digital Twin READY” is a Digital Health Management system (DHM) which goals to advance the safety and increase operational efficiency of IMO Type-B LNG fuel tanks.
What is more, the AIP was achieved through close cooperation with the Liberian Registry (LISCR) as Flag State, and Lloyds Register (LR) as Class Society through JDP.
We were honored to be able to participate as flag State, and HHI’s innovative concept with digital twin to support a Digital Health Management system providing fault detection and diagnostics of an LNG Type B tank and allow real-time condition monitoring and assessment of the gas containment tank is a groundbreaking approach to enhance the effectiveness of maintenance and compliance with the classification and statutory requirements.
…Mr. Thomas Klenum, Senior Vice President of Maritime Operations of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) stated.
In addition, the AIP was achieved following a technical documentary review of the concept design for the structural DHM of the tanks, while the basis of Verification, Validation, and Investigation Process was established, based on Hyundai Heavy Industries Group’s Integrated Smart Ship Solution (ISS) and experience of design cryogenic liquefied gas fuel tanks.
Through the AIP achievement, the basis for the application of the digital twin system is secured as it is presented the possibility of operating and maintaining fuel tanks in an efficient manner, while complying with the requirements of the classification society and flag State.
These new developments by applying advanced technologies will lead to efficiencies that will benefit vessels on which they are fitted.
….Hyundai Heavy Industries stated.