LIQUEFIED GAS SHIPS--DESIGN PROBLEMS
Because of the low temperature of the cargo it is essential that great care be taken in development of details in the hull structure to avoid high concentrated stresses. Such details will be illustrated in this presentation. The various options in ship proportion, design details, containment system, etc. are discussed. The choice of a containment system would most likely be an economic one based upon ship delivery time, cost, etc. It is the writer's opinion that the ideal liquefied natural gas containment system may not evolve for a number of years. The IMCO "Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying of Liquefied Gases in Bulk" has now been adopted. The implementation of this code may further add to the costs in liquefied gas construction. ABS views on this code and its impact on liquefied gas ship designs for vessels obtaining a U.S. Coast Guard "letter of compliance" are discussed.
- Presented at the SNAME Gulf-West Section Annual Joint Winter Meeting, Houston, Texas, February 11, 1977.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Gillies, A G
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer aided design; Containing equipment; Design; Economic analysis; Economics; Liquefied gases; Liquefied natural gas; Materials selection; Ships; Structural analysis; Tankers; Tanks (Containers); Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: American Bureau of Shipping; International Maritime Consultative organization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria
- Old TRIS Terms: Imco liquefied gas code; Lng containment systems; Lng tank construction; Lng tank design
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00173930
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM