A discussion is presented of the design and the major components of three (3) Single Anchor Leg Mooring (SALM) terminals which will be used to moor and unload tankers up to 700,000 DWT at the first domestic port capable of accomodating deep draft vessels. The extensive model tests and basic rationale used for selecting the SALM (vs. the CALM) are discussed as are the design criteria and mooring forces which were determined through model test analysis and supplemental calculations. The major SALM components are described with emphasis on unique features which were incorporated to improve safety, increase operational efficiency and reduce maintenance requirements. Special emphasis is placed on the sophisticated equipment incorporated into these SALM systems to allow remote load monitoring and shut-in control of oil flow during the unloading operation and thus provide maximum protection against mooring breakouts and potential environmental damage.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 95-112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM