INTEGRATED TUG-BARGE UNITS FOR OCEAN TRANSPORTATION OF LNG
A summary of the history of ocean tug-barge units is presented and includes the development stages of tug-barge linkage concepts which evolved as a result of towing and maneuvering problems. A brief discussion of LNG tug-barge design and economics considers such aspects as vessel production, model tests, stern dock, LNG tank requirements, and repair and maintenance requirements. Based on this survey, the author concludes that integrated tug-barge units are expected to be the least-cost method of transporting LNG under the U.S. flag.
- Contributed by ASME Petroleum Division for presentation at the Petroleum Mechanical Engineering and Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, New Orleans, La., September 17-21, 1972.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Withers, D D
- Publication Date: 1972-9
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Barges; Economic analysis; Freight transportation; Liquefied natural gas; Tugboats; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic analysis (Tug barges); Lng transportation
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00057809
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
- Report/Paper Numbers: #72-Pet-58 ASME Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM