HYUNDAI Heavy Industries says it has developed a digital health management system for safety and operational efficiency of LNG fuel tanks.

The system is said to be an industry first and has achieved “approval in principal”. 

This AIP was achieved via close cooperation with the Liberian Registry and Lloyds Register. 

Liberian Registry’s Thomas Klenum, senior vice president of maritime operations, said the AIP was achieved after close cooperation between HHI, LR and the Liberian Registry.

“We were honoured 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,” he said.

The AIP was awarded after a technical documentary review of the concept design.

The award of AIP secured the basis for the application of the digital twin system and presented the possibility of operating and maintaining fuel tanks in an efficient manner.

These new developments by applying advanced technologies are expected to lead to efficiencies that will benefit vessels to which they are added.