LNG TANK DESIGNS

The various systems for shipboard containment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) that are either in service or seriously proposed for service are described. The influence of LNG upon the general design of the ship is discussed and it is shown that the characteristics of LNG as a cargo have combined to result in a ship that has special tanks, special safety systems, special propulsion systems and a conspicuous appearance. Twelve of the more prominent free-standing tank designs and eight of the more prominent membrane tank designs are discussed. Costs for the LNG shipbuilding contracts awarded to General Dynamics and Newport News in October of 1972 are shown. (Author) Portions of this report are not fully legible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Galveston

    Liquefied Natural Gas Program
    Galveston, TX  USA  77550
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-272-23000-R1 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM