This document provides guidance to help reduce the likelihood of incidents, such as malfunction or valve damage. It provides recommendations for the design of valves and valve assemblies and the selection of materials. Maintenance and inspection recommendations are also provided, with an emphasis on support from the manufacturer and the robustness of the ship’s planned maintenance system.
The guidance in this document is intended for valve manufacturers, shipyards and ship owners, with the aim to improve safety in the industry. In support of the International Maritime Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Strategy, it includes recommendations to reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions.