The most important function performed aboard a tanker is the handling of the cargo in a safe, economical manner. A single skilled operator at the control console can transfer cargo with full knowledge of status throughout the complete loading or unloading process. A highly reliable system has emerged for the San Diego class tankers, through the use of redundancy, simple circuitry and careful selection of proven and tested components. Intrinsically safe circuitry, a failsafe alarm system and emergency override capability on critical controls allow a level of safety that avoids problems that have worried tanker operators. Almost half of the ship's loading cycles will take place under Alaskan cold climate conditions. The proper selection of low temperature fluid, heaters and warm-up insure reliable performance under the extremes anticipated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the San Diego Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Robinson, H W
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM