LARGER METHANE TANKERS
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.
- Paper given at the First International Liquefied Gas Transportation Conference, London-March 21-22, 1972. Sponsored by Shipbuilding and Shipping Record.
Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited33-39 Bowling Green Lane
London EC1P 1AH, England
- Gilles, A
- Guilhem, J
- Publication Date: 1972-3
- Pagination: 15 p.
- Shipbuilding and Shipping Record
- Publisher: Transport and Technical Publications Limited
- TRT Terms: Methane; Ship operations; Tankers; Tanks (Containers); Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo tanks; Methane tankers; Tank construction; Tanker operations
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00032733
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Shipbuilding and Shipping Record
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 28 1972 12:00AM