ACCOMMODATING GIANT CRUDE OIL CARRIERS IN THE 1970'S
A discussion of single-buoy-mooring (SBM) installations, of which more than 90 are now operating throughout the world, covers their recognized advantages; some recent installations; establishing design criteria; the wave period as a measure of the dynamics of unsteady wave forces; model tests to study the complex behavior of a tanker moored to an SBM system; underkeel clearance and maneuvering space for the largest tanker to be served; sea-line connections, capacity, and relation to tanker turnaround time; performance of SBM systems; reducing risks of oil spillage polluting the environment; and the need for detailed study of alternative costs in relation to each new tanker terminal.
- Bax, J D
- Publication Date: 1973-5
- Pagination: 4 p.
- Petroleum and Petrochemical International
- Volume: 13
- Issue Number: 5
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Offshore terminals; Oil spills; Petroleum; Petroleum terminals; Prevention; Single point moorings
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil spill prevention
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00056528
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM