PREVENTION OF SPILLAGE AT MONO-MOORING TERMINALS
A review of single-point mooring systems, with special consideration given to the flexible, floating hoses as a weak link in the prevention of pollution from these buoys, is presented. The performance of these hoses is examined, with examples of hose failures cited. Possible causes for the floating hose failures, such as ineffective hose design and outmoded hose standards, are discussed. New hose materials, with advantages in weight savings, abrasion resistance, and recovery from kinking and crushing, are discussed. Among these materials are polyurethane and glass reinforced plastics. Further discussions include cases for mechanized hose fabrication, independent hose inspection and testing, and anti-pollution/safety equipment installed on the hose.
- This article was originally published in Pollution Monitor, 1973.
Spearhead Publications Limited2 Fife Road
Kingston-on-Thomas S, urrey, England
- Black, J F
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Pagination: 4 p.
- Tanker and Bulk Carrier
- Volume: 20
- Issue Number: 5
- Publisher: Terminus Publications Limited
- TRT Terms: Hazards; Hoses; Moorings; Oil spills; Oils; Pipelines; Pollution; Prevention; Single point moorings; Structural design; Tankers
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil hoses; Oil spill prevention; Piping design; Spm hoses and handling; Tanker moorings
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation; Pipelines; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00051711
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 12 1974 12:00AM