Korean Register (KR) has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HD HHI) for a new type of tank shape designed for various liquefied gases and fuels.
Nor-Shipping 2023 in Oslo, Norway on 8 June.he new tank shape aims to address the challenge of sloshing that impacts the transportation of liquefied gases, such as LNG. Sloshing refers to the wave-like movement of liquid inside a tank during sea transport. The announcement was made during
It is crucial to ensure structural stability by minimizing sloshing flow caused by the ship’s motion, as excessive sloshing can exert significant impact forces on the tank walls, jeopardizing its structural integrity.
KR claimed that HHI has successfully optimized the shape of the liquefied gas tank, effectively reducing the sloshing effect and enhancing stability. According to KR, this significantly mitigates the risk of accidents and potential disasters during transportation.
As KR claimed in its statement, the newly developed tank shape exemplifies combines improved safety measures, increased productivity, and efficient sloshing reduction techniques.