Parker Bestobell, part of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has secured full Type Approval from the Korean Register of Shipping
(KR) for its range of cryogenic globe and check valves for use on ships. The type approval has come on the back of numerous projects Parker Bestobell is
involved in for KR registered ships and recognition of the increasing use of KR to Class LNG carriers being built in Asian shipyards.
Duncan Gaskin, Market Development Manager at Parker Bestobell, said: “It is very exciting to receive full Type Approval with the Korean Register of Shipping and we have developed an excellent working relationship with them. South Korea is a very important market for us, due to its large shipbuilding industry and we have seen an increase in vessels being classed by KR. Securing Type Approval with them will enable us to continue to develop both our industrial and marine business in this region.”
Having full Type Approval means that Parker Bestobell can carry out cryogenic testing in line with KR requirements and witnessed by one of their class surveyors, to ensure the valves perform without leakage in cryogenic conditions. The company also carries out 100 per cent ambient testing for all its cryogenic globe and check
valves to ensure that are completely leakage free.
At its headquarters in Sheffield, Parker Bestobell has its own fully operational cryogenic test facility that allows the company to test thousands of valves each
year for its marine and industrial clients.
Extensive experience in this area means that Parker Bestobell has built up a wealth of knowledge in carrying out cryogenic tests. As a company, Bestobell Marine is also
hugely experienced in managing large valve contracts and organising factory acceptance tests (FAT) where shipyard, shipowner or OEM representatives attend with
KR surveyors to witness the testing of valves. It is this experience and understanding of managing projects that allows Parker Bestobell to meet customers’
exacting project schedules.
Parker Bestobell Marine is a world leader in the manufacture of LNG cryogenic valves, with over 50 years’ experience. Its valves are widely used on LNG Carriers, FSRUs (Floating, Storage & Re-gasification Units) and LNG fuel gas systems. The company designs and produces valves to meet specific requirements in the marine sector and has supplied cryogenic valves to a majority of the major shipyards building LNG Carriers.
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About Parker Hannifin Corporation
With annual sales of $11 billion in fiscal year 2016, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems,
providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 49 countries around the world.
Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 60 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the
S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.parker.com