This paper summarises the principal features of the two techniques that have been developed for the construction of methane tankers and a comparison is made between self supporting tank techniques and the integrated membrane type system. The problems are analysed from the naval architects', builders' and operators' point of view. Experience accumulated with the operation of methane carriers is given in some detail and the paper concludes by noting that this experience has shown the acceptability of an increase in size of this type of ship.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper given at the First International Liquefied Gas Transportation Conference, London-March 21-22, 1972. Sponsored by Shipbuilding and Shipping Record.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gilles, A
    • Guilhem, J
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Accession Number: 00032733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Shipbuilding and Shipping Record
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1972 12:00AM