THE CONCERN OF THE AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING WITH LNG CARRIERS
The development of classification rules by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels has followed the pattern of rule development for other vessel types. Fundamentally, service experience representing many ship years of operation by various owners serve as the base. Hull strengths and machinery dependability experiences with other vessel classes can be applied to the LNG carrier. The ABS Research staff is used to solve the special problems of LNG and incorporate them into special rules for a new class. The rules are not static but change as new and better ideas are presented and proven reliable. The course of LNG vessel rules development is presented for consideration of the naval architect and marine engineer.
- Presented in Washington, D.C. on March 29, 1972.
American Bureau of ShippingABS Plaza, 16855 Northchase Drive
Houston, TX United States 77060
- Publication Date: 1972-3-29
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Chemical tankers; Design; Liquefied gases; Liquefied natural gas; Ship classification; Ships; State of the art; Tankers; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00050697
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Bureau of Shipping
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM