NEW INVAR MEMBRANE CONTAINMENT SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LNG CARRIERS

The evolution of the GT/MDC liquefied gas containment system by Gaz-Transport and McDonnell Douglas is reviewed and the GT/MDC technique is described. The development of the McDonnell Douglas three-dimensionally reinforced insulation -- called 3D -- is described from its application in the United States space program, to its proposed use as an LNG carrier containment system in direct contact with the cargo, and to its present application as an insulation system and secondary barrier in conjunction with the Gaz-Transport Invar membrane primary barrier. Since the McDonnell Douglas insulation was combined with an existing and proven membrane system, tests were accomplished to demonstrate the compatibility to the 3D insulation with the existing Invar membrane. These tests are described.

  • 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  USA  60616
  • Authors:
    • Gilles, A
    • Waisman, J L
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM