A description of the first LNG/LPG carrier to employ a spherical tank gas containment system is presented. The tanks are made of nine percent nickel steel plate, and the tank supports, insulation, and advantages of utilizing a geometric shape in the construction of the pressure tanks are all described and discussed. The cargo pumping system and cooling down procedure, including purging the tanks with inert gas prior to cooling, are also described. The cargo control room, propulsion machinery, and electrical power systems are also discussed in the article.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    29 Palace Street, Westminster
    London SW1,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00054983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM