The considerations leading to the adoption of the "platform" system of construction of standard tankers (STAT) are reviewed not only from a steelwork construction viewpoint but also from its interaction with the other shipbuilding activities necessary in the cargo tanks of a petroleum products carrier, i.e. coating, coiling, and piping installation. Production experience in building these vessels is related with particular emphasis on those aspects which did not conform perfectly to plan. Finally, procedures whereby the success rate may be improved are outlined and the conclusions are drawn that the system is worthy of repetition, tripartite conceptual stage discussion is vital, and that significant improvements in shop: ship weld ratios have been made.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metals and Plastics Publications, Incorporated

    99 Kinderkamack Road
    Westwood, NJ  United States  07675
  • Authors:
    • Chapman, K R
    • Murden, M J
    • Jameson, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 68-70
  • Serial:
    • Metal Finishing
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Metals and Plastics Publications, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM