EVALUATION OF DEEPWATER PORTS MOORING LOAD MONITORING AND PREDICTION SYSTEMS

This report describes a study of mooring load monitoring and prediction systems for deepwater ports. The study considers both the complete systems and the various components of each system. The primary purpose of the study is to define and critically compare all candidate monitoring and prediction systems that might be used at a U.S. deepwater port and to recommend what, if any, systems should be required at such ports. The study is primarily directed to oil import terminals using single point moorings of the Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM), Single Anchor Leg Mooring (SALM), and tower types, but alongside moorings and LNG ports are considered briefly. Factors such as hawser properties, which affect allowable mooring loads, are also considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810
  • Authors:
    • Barr, R A
    • Tebay, S
    • Loeser, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 230 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-7719-1 Final Rpt., USCG-D-21-78
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-64157-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM