Advantages of Single Point Mooring Towers, which comprise a a fixed steel structure rigidly connected to the pipeline from shore, include design for a potential life of 50 years and location of valves on the tower above water where they can, if desired, be controlled remotely by radio. The tower can hold a tanker moored in fairly severe weather, and it is anticipated that in the future the system will be improved by the use of a submerged loading arm. With floating hoses the loading and unloading operations are limited by disconnecting conditions when the wave height rises 10-12 ft. For practical purposes, the operating limits of the towers are 8-10 ft wave height as set by the need for launch assistance for mooring and hose hookup and disconnection.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Authors:
    • Grubas, F
    • Marras, P
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 32-33
  • Serial:
    • Ocean Industry
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Gulf Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM