Morris Plains, New Jersey – Honeywell’s low-global-warming insulating material has been approved for use in ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Containment systems designer Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) certified the use of Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) as part of a new foam insulation system from Korean-based Hankuk Carbon Company, which is registered as a container and packaging firm.
Ki Hwan Kim, general director at Hankuk Carbon, said: “We anticipate ship owners will transition to foam insulation made with low global-warming-potential (GWP) blowing agents as regulations around the world call for the eventual phase-out of higher GWP materials.”
Patrick Clifford, global business manager for Honeywell’s foam blowing agents business, said: “Ship builders and owners such as Samsung and Hyundai can now use insulation with a boil-off rate equal to or better than products that use previous-generation blowing agents such as HFC-245fa or HCFC-141b.”
The certification covers Mark III and Mark V Type ships carrying LNG.