The system combines the Gaz-Transport Invar Membrane with the McDonnell Douglas three-dimensional (3D) reinforced form insulation initally developed and used in the US space programme. It has been granted US Coast Guard approval after extensive testing in France and the United States. The two companies will market the system jointly. The system now being introduced by Gaz Transport and McDonnell Douglas is called the GT/MDC liquefied Gas Containment System. It is claimed to have important advantages to ship operators and shipyards. Its efficient insulation is said to permit more cargo capacity in a hull for a given boiloff. As an example, a hull which carries 130,000 cu m of LNG with the standard Gas-Transport System will, with the new system and the same volume, have less then one-half the boil-off of the standard system. Alternatively, the new system with the same hull and a given boil-off could carry an additional 5,000 cu m of LNG. The GT/MDC system also permits a significant reduction in installation hours.

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  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Accession Number: 00135866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Intec Press Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM