This report describes an initial investigation on a proprietary Single Point Mooring (SPM) concept for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and other low temperature fluids. The study included analytical evaluation of buoy and hose string motions, together with preliminary design and analysis of a coaxial LNG/vapor swivel, a self-sealing LNG disconnect, and a floating LNG hose assembly. Thermal and hydraulic analyses were also carried out for the seabed pipeline. All results were positive, and further investigation is recommended.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Donaldson Associates

    6952 Grovespring Drive
    Rancho Pales Verdes, CA  United States  90274
  • Authors:
    • Donaldson Jr, G B
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-940-78057, DA-0678R
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38026
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM