Ethane and ethylene possibilities spell optimism in shipping industry
Buoyed by the shale gas revolution and burgeoning volumes of ethane and ethylene, Lloyd’s Register is working with industry partners on the design of a very large ethane carrier (VLEC).
LR Ship Performance Group uses CFD to enhance safety and comfort
LR has built a highly respected reputation in Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations and is now in a leading position in ship scale CFD
Exporting to Russia: From GOST to EAC.
The certification used for equipment going to the Eurasian Community, which includes Russia, has changed from GOST to EAC. Here we take a closer look at some common questions from manufacturers.
Major European welding procedure standard updated.
Europe's most used standard for welding procedure qualifications (WPQ), EN ISO 15614-1 has been significantly amended as of the end of July 2017.
Industry perspective on innovation
The oil and gas industry is evolving and readily embracing innovation and technology to realise and deliver operational efficiencies.
EN 10204 Type 3.2 certification getting complex?
The use of the EN 10204:2004 standard for inspection documents for metallic products has become more widespread, beyond even the European Union. As an independent third party, Lloyd’s Register is working to educate the manufacturing community about t
Inspection of water mist nozzles
Since the introduction of MSC.1/Circ.1516 - Maintenance and inspection of fire protection and appliances there has been quite some debate with respect to the application of this on board yachts.
The impact of the BWM convention on the yachting industry
With only 0.13% of the global tonnage required to meet the entry in to force criteria, the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will have an impact right across the yachting industry.
Five ways nanotechnology is securing your future
The past 70 years have seen the way we live and work transformed by two tiny inventions. The electronic transistor and the microchip are what make all modern electronics possible, and since their development in the 1940s they’ve been getting smaller.
USGC policy letter regarding PSC examinations for foreign yachts
At the end of 2015, the United States Coast Guard (USGC) released a policy letter focused on port state control (PSC) examinations for foreign flagged yachts.