Cryogenic Insulation 

A Vital Component

The main drivers for the adoption of LNG as marine fuel have long been considered to be economic feasibility, environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance.  While lower oil prices of the last few years have reduced the economic attractiveness of LNG for several applications and created uncertainty with some LNG projects, the environmental drivers have become a major push for LNG-fueled marine vessels.  The emission control areas (ECAs) established under MARPOL Annex VI, as well as tightening requirements for sulfur content outside of the ECAs and regulations for inland waterways, are paving the way for wider use of LNG as marine fuel.


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