DESIGN CONCEPT FOR HANDLING LARGE HOSE AT OPEN OCEAN SINGLE POINT MOORINGS

At single point moorings for mammoth tankers a change to large diameter hose to reduce flow velocity would cut friction losses; elimination of rail hose would expidite handling and reduce spillage probability. Proposed is a way to accomplish these three objectives by replacing the conventional twin 24" hose string with a single buoy- supported sub-surface hose of large diameter in a system which utilizes two 24" articulated pipe arms on a mobile floating tower in place of conventional over-the-rail hose. The system utilizes hydraulic suction to facilitate the movement, positioning, and holding of the tower in wave conditions normally expected at open ocean sites.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting of SNAME, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, May 14-17, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Black, R W
    • Taggart, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00095552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM