DEVELOPMENT OF THE SINGLE ANCHOR LEG MOORING

The single anchor leg mooring (SALM) is a specific type of single point mooring which is anchored by a tensioned leg to a base on the sea floor. A hose system and a fluid swivel concentric with the anchor leg permit cargo to flow between the moored tanker and an underwater pipeline while the tanker swings around the mooring. Three SALM's have been installed to date, one in 90 m (295 ft) of water, and five more are on order. This paper traces the development of the SALM from its conception in 1966 to recent and planned installations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Flory, J F
    • Synodis, S T
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME Pap N 75-Pet-44
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM