AN ALL-GRP PIPING, SUPPORT AND WALKWAY SYSTEM FOR TANKER WEATHER DECK APPLICATIONS

In order to minimize corrosion and associated maintenance demands, and at the same time increase service reliability and safety, an all-glass reinforced plastic (GRP) pipe, support and walkway system for tanker weather decks has been developed. The paper outlines the key steps in the development: the early tests; the integrated system design; and the trial installation of a full-scale section on the North Sea shuttle tanker NORRISIA. Details of the design requirements, fabrication method, quality assurance procedures, installation and economic aspects are given, and the remaining steps to achieve regulatory body approval and general acceptance are outlined.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM