THE LOOP DEEPWATER PORT: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SINGLE ANCHOR LEG MOORING (SALM) TANKER TERMINALS

This paper discusses the design and the major components of three (3) Single Anchor Leg Mooring (SALM) terminals which will be used to moor and unload tankers up to 700,000 DWT at the first domestic port capable of accommodating deep draft vessels. The extensive model tests and basic rationale for selecting the SALM (vs. the CALM) are discussed as are the design criteria and mooring forces which were determined through model test analysis and supplemental calculations. The major SALM components are described with emphasis on unique features which were incorporated to improve safety, increase operational efficiency and reduce maintenance requirements. Special emphasis is placed on the sophisticated equipment incorporated into these SALM systems to allow remote load monitoring and shut-in control of oil flow during the unloading operation and thus provide maximum protection against mooring breakouts and potential environmental damage. The LOOP SALM terminals will be classified per American Bureau of Shipping's (ABS') "Rules for Building & Classing Single Point Moorings". This paper discusses briefly the involvement and role of ABS in reviewing overall project plans, mooring forces, structural design, and installation plans, and the providing of site inspection during fabrication and installation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual OTC held in Houston, Texas April 30-May 3, 1979, Volum 3.
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    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Gruy, R H
    • Kiely, W L
    • Maresh, L A
    • Pedersen, K I
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00195804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 3 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM