WORLD'S LARGEST LPG CARRIER DELIVERED
A 100,000 cubic meter LPG carrier is described. This ship is designed to carry LPG at atmospheric pressure and low temperatures in specially constructed independent, externally insulated tanks. The hull structure surrounding the tanks is provided with low carbon steel in order to be able to serve as a temporary containment for the liquefied gas in the event of leakage from the tank. The cargo tanks themselves are of the prismatic self-standing type, also made of low carbon content steels. Swash bulkheads, tank supports, expansion allowances, and external insulation of the tanks are also described. This vessel is equipped with a special cargo handling system for the LPG cargoes, an LPG reliquefaction plant, and an inert gas generating plant, all of which are fully described, as is the propulsion plant.
Tokyo News Service Limited10 Ginza Nishi, 8-chome, Chuo-ku
- Publication Date: 1973-6
- Pagination: 3 p.
- Volume: 18
- Issue Number: 3
- Publisher: Tokyo News Service Limited
- TRT Terms: Liquefied gases; Liquefied petroleum gas; Tankers
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00054170
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM