LNG/LPG SHIP SAFETY: LESSONS FROM THE PAST
A discussion is given of the safety features of tankers, with particular emphasis on the design of the tanks: thermal insulation materials such as polyurethane foam, PVC foam, polyesters, fiber glass, balsa wood, and perlite; tank configurations such as tubular modules, spheres, self-supporting types, and membrane types; and structural materials such as aluminum, chromium steels, nickel steels, and Invar. With regards to completely new designs, the "wet wall system" seems to offer the most promise. This system does away with a metallic containment system for the LNG which would be contained within layers of a suitable foamed plastic within the inner hull, the foamed plastic acting as barrier and insulation. This technique has already been achieved for LPG carried at a temperature of about - 40 degree C but has yet to be developed for LNG.
- Oceans '77 Conference Record, Third Annual Combined Conference, Los Angeles, California, Oct 17-19, 1977.
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- Feldman, J
- Cece, J M
- Taylor, M W
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Containing equipment; Design; Heat insulating materials; Insulation systems; Liquefied gases; Liquefied natural gas; Liquefied petroleum gas; Prevention; Safety; Tankers; Tanks (Containers)
- Old TRIS Terms: Lng containment systems; Lng safety; Lng tank design; Lng tank insulation
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00178990
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: 77 CH1272-4 OEC
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM