A FLOATING PIER FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING CRUDE OIL OR FREE-FLOWING SOLIDS

A floating pier for loading and unloading crude oil or free-flowing solids comprises an elongated open frame with bow and stern portions, longitudinal tubular stringers spaced to form the submerged bottom and the sides above the waterline, U-shaped transverse hollow struts rigidly connecting the stringers, a platform mounted on the frame near the bow and provided with equipment for transfer of flowable solids, and a hub attached at the forward part of the frame for pivoting about a vertical pipe driven into the sea bottom. The top of the hub extends above the water level and carries the fixtures for the transfer of liquid cargo.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • German Patent Appl. 1,917,358.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Harris (Frederic R) Incorporated

    Stamford, CT  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Harlow, E H
  • Publication Date: 1969-10-16

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM