OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH L.N.G. SHIPS

This paper discusses some of the experience gained during the initial years operation of the shipping phase of the Shell Brunel/Japan L.N.G. scheme. Cargo boil off, being one of the distinguishing features of these ships, is discussed in terms of causes and effects together with the steps taken to maximize utilization on board. The main cargo operations of loading, discharging, warming up, inerting and aeration are described principally as background to the initial choice of equipment and the performance of systems in practice. The safety aspects of L.N.G. transportation is discussed in terms of port authority requirements, terminal facility design and ship operational features.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Liquefied Natural Gas, Fifth, Duesseldorf, Germany, August 29-September 1, 1977. (Session 4)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Gas Technology

    3424 South State Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616
  • Authors:
    • Findlater, A E
    • Prew, L R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM