Gas combustion unit
The Alfa Laval Gas Combustion Unit (GCU) is a reliable, simple solution for managing boil-off gas (BOG) on LNG carriers with dual-fuel or low-speed dual-fuel engines. Compact and economical to install, it safely disposes of gas that cannot be used by the vessel’s propulsion system.
The Alfa Laval GCU 2.0 – original simplicity made even smarter
- Proven, reliable solution built on a long track record
- Simple design – a perfect balance between compact and safe
- Extended lifetime thanks to new combustion chamber design and elevated burner
- Worldwide service and support, available 24/7 and remotely
- Connectivity solution enabling access to live data for remote monitoring and support
Alfa Laval solutions are continuously improved, and the trusted Alfa Laval Gas Combustion Unit (GCU) is no exception. Optimized through full-scale testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, the GCU 2.0 has an enhanced combustion chamber and burner that increase capacity and lifetime.
The simplicity and easy maintenance are the same in the GCU 2.0, which has a robust design with a limited number of moving parts. Optimized airflow and the elevated burner with electrical igniters create a stable flame in the fully metallic combustion chamber. With design temperatures down to -52°C, the GCU 2.0 is the only solution of its kind for use in Arctic conditions.
The GCU 2.0 is steered through the user-friendly Alfa Laval Touch Control system. Fully equipped for connectivity, it gives you access to remote monitoring and data-based support through Alfa Laval Digital Services .
Alfa Laval Gas Combustion Unit
Digital Services for Gas Combustion Unit
See the Alfa Laval GCU 2.0 in operation
The enhancements that increase capacity and lifetime in the GCU 2.0 were developed through rigorous testing at full scale. The Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre is unique in having a full-size GCU installed, and the unit plays a key role in the technology’s ongoing development. Let Jeppe Jacobsen, Global Sales Manager, give you an up-close look.
Digital Services for Gas Combustion Units
Alfa Laval Digital Services for GCUs use smart connectivity to protect daily operation and safety. Based on live and historical data from your GCU, they enable remote support to the crew on board and directly to your head office. The data-supported troubleshooting reduces the need for service visits, while online remote monitoring makes it possible to evaluate GCU performance and secure readiness to operate.