ABS Publishes Practical Guidance on Hybrid Electric Power Systems
Apr 15, 2022
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Classification Society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published new guidance on Hybrid Electric Power Systems (HEPS) - Practical Considerations for Hybrid Electric Power Systems Onboard Vessels. The publication provides requirements for the design, construction, testing and survey of vessels utilizing HEPS.
Practical Guidance on Hybrid Electric Power Systems
The publication explores the different forms of HEPS and offers practical insight into their application on board. It further explores renewable energy sources, energy storage systems, battery management approaches, the potential for modelling and simulation, and the impact to port infrastructure as well as the regulatory landscape.
Hybrid electric systems are a viable option to support the industry in meeting IMO GHG reduction targets. We see a wide variety of applications at sea and these diverse operational profiles have created multiple power and propulsion architectures. This insight from ABS is designed to support the industry in capitalizing on the potential of HEPS technologies with a focus on safety and sustainability.
- said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology.