SINGLE BUOY MOORING CAN HELP HANDLE THE NEW MAMMOTH TANKERS--1.
Installations of SBM's have been operating successfully for several years, and the number of buoys in use is growing. The tanker is moored with its head to the line of least resistance to wind, waves, and current; accordingly, the SBM is subjected to much lower stresses than are jetties or multiple-buoy moorings. Limitations in loading speed are being attacked by construction of larger-diameter floating hoses up to 30 in. and by constructing new tankers with loading flanges at the bow so that the length of floating hose can be reduced. Advantages and disadvantages of SBM, along with the work of Continental Oil Co. and Esso Standard Libya Inc. on SBM are discussed.
- Hague, B C
- Publication Date: 1969-11
- Pagination: p. 26-28
- World Petroleum
- Volume: 40
- Issue Number: 12
- TRT Terms: Offshore terminals; Petroleum; Petroleum terminals; Single point moorings
- Old TRIS Terms: Spm conventional
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00056679
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM