POSCO Manganese Steel Employed for Marine LNG Gas Storage Tanks

Posted by Sumiko on May 19th, 2021

POSCO, a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Pohang, South Korea says it's low-temperature durable high manganese steel will certainly be utilized in building the world's largest dissolved gas (LNG)-powered mass service provider. The new steel, claimed as a globe first by POSCO, will be utilized for the gas container of the 50,000-ton dual-fuel LNG-powered mass carrier to be developed by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

POSCO will begin supplying the high manganese steel to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Korean flexible shipbuilding company, from the 3rd quarter of this year.

The largest volume of any one of the LNG-powered bulk carriers has been able to bring thus far is 7,000 tons, however the new ship will certainly have the ability to bring 50,000 lots of products, regarding seven times more than the existing ones. It will have an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly dual-fuel-capable engine that can utilize both shelter C oil and also LNG. The ship will certainly be finished at the end of following year and also be used to qimingcasting.com bring sedimentary rock from Gangwon-do to Gwangyang benefits POSCO from 2018.

As POSCO's high manganese steel includes regarding 20% manganese, it can keep LNG at the extremely low temperature of -162 ℃. The high manganese steel that will certainly be used for the LNG container of the ship transcends to the existing tanks made of alloy products such as nickel and also aluminium in terms of return stamina, very low-temperature durability as well as price.

Given that the ship will certainly be created for cruising throughout the ocean according to the International Code of Security for Ships making use of Gases or various other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), the high manganese steel is anticipated to have a far better chance at being chosen as a material for exceptionally reduced temperature levels by the International Maritime Company once the ship goes into solution.

Based on a close cooperative relationship with residential shipbuilders including Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Design, POSCO will apply to jointly accumulate the abroad market for high manganese steel.

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