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MaritimeNH3 - Webinar #3: Release of refrigerated ammonia: modelling and safety analysis

Safe handling of refrigerated liquid ammonia requires a good description of the behaviour of ammonia once released. In this webinar we present results on safety modelling - including spill modelling, thermodynamic assessments, and safety analysis.


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Presenters: Hans Langva Skarsvåg, Marta Bucelli, Ailo Aasen, Martin Spillum Grønli



The Green Platform project Ammonia Fuel Bunkering Network aims at realizing an ammonia fuel value chain for the first ammonia-fuelled ships. MaritimeNH3 is the competence-building part of the project. Here, SINTEF develops new knowledge to facilitate the implementation of ammonia as a safe and cost-efficient zero-carbon maritime fuel. Our research is focused on:

  • Simulations and experimental work to advance the development of NH3 propulsion, including both piston engines and high temperature fuel cells.
  • Techno-economic analysis and green-house-gas assessment of a Norwegian NH3 value chain for maritime transport.
  • Models and simulations of NH3 spills to improve risk mitigation for NH3 bunkering installations in a Nordic climate.

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