Cryogenic bearings driving maritime decarbonisation


Seen as a cleaner alternative to conventional transport fuels such as diesel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is continuing to gain traction as a viable lower carbon source of power for the marine and shipping industries.

Although LNG is a more sustainable fuel than traditional ‘fuels’, it also brings with it significant challenges to fuel systems and pumps specifically dealing with ultra-low cryogenic temperatures.

To combat such obstacles, LNG technology manufacturers must engineer their components to be specifically designed to withstand the extreme temperatures of being fully submerged in LNG (from -196C/-320F) or in liquid hydrogen (from -253C/-423F).

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