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GTT’s secures AiP for its LNG sloshing assessment solution

French GTT has obtained approval in principle (AiP) from Bureau Veritas for its sloshing activity assessment digital solution.

The solution aims to optimise the LNG membrane tank maintenance frequency.

This digital solution is based on GTT’s Sloshing Virtual Sensor technology, using the tank digital twin, also designed by GTT, and the real-time operational data of the floating units (FSRU, FLNG and LNGC) to monitor the evolution of critical parameters with regards to the tank integrity.

Combined with an appropriate risk analysis, the solution can support Alternative Survey Plans aiming at optimising the tank maintenance while complying with strict safety standards, GTT said in its statement.

This will translate into increased operational flexibility and substantial cost saving for the ship-owners.

Commenting on the approval Philippe Berterottière, chairman and CEO of GTT, said, “Artificial intelligence combined with the expertise of GTT’s teams has made it possible to develop a unique digital solution to optimise the frequency of tank maintenance, while guaranteeing the highest safety standard.”