New facility to feature test engine with innovative PVU technology
21 March 2018
MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that it will build a new test-engine facility in collaboration with its two-stroke licensee, HHI-EMD, the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries. The new venture aims to expand MAN Diesel & Turbo’s R&D test capacity, in the process strengthening its development of dual-fuel gas engines.
Lars Juliussen – Senior Manager and Head of MAN Diesel & Turbo's Diesel Research Centre, Copenhagen – said: “The testing of our engine technology is an essential part of our continued pursuit of delivering the marine segment's best two-stroke engines. This new test set-up will enable us to further advance our pursuit of highly reliable and environmentally-friendly technology with a strong focus on cost-competitive gas engines and related equipment.”
Juliussen added: “This marks a new, exciting chapter in MAN Diesel & Turbo's long history and we are very happy to work with Hyundai, our long-time licensee.”
ME-GI Pump Vaporizer Unit
The new test engine set-up will also feature MAN Diesel & Turbo’s own ME-GI Pump Vaporizer Unit (ME-GI PVU), an innovative cost-efficient high-pressure LNG supply unit that makes FGSS installations significantly more compact – reducing both cost and weight.
The ME-GI PVU is designed to pressurise and vaporise the LNG fuel to the exact pressure and temperature required by ME-GI engines. Gas pressure is controlled via control of hydraulic oil flow to the pump, ensuring a very quick and precise control of the LNG supply to the engine. Separate control of each pump head provides full redundancy. Furthermore, the ME-GI PVU is governed by a control system – including supervision and safety functions –that feature a high degree of integration with the ME-GI engine control system.
The ME-GI PVU was recently launched by MAN PrimeServ, Copenhagen and is available in five different sizes covering MAN Diesel and Turbo’s two-stroke ME-GI engine programme.
The engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries, HHI-EMD was founded in 1978, and produced its first marine engine the following year – an MAN B&W 7L55GF type. Based in Ulsan, Korea, the company achieved an aggregate output of 150 million BHP within two-stroke engine production in 2015.
MAN Diesel & Turbo, Press Release