Liquefied Gases: Marine Transportation and Storage

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300 mm
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210 mm
0.6 kg
Published Date:
September 2000
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This book examines the transportation of liquefied gas by sea, covering the ships, products and rules and regulations. It also looks at cargo operations, transfer systems and shore storage facilities.

This book reviews the history of marine transportation of liquefied gas and provides an overview of all aspects of the industry. It looks at each stage of transportation, describing the characteristics of LPG, LNG and petrochemical gases, the types of ship used for their carriage, loading and discharging procedures, ship to ship transfer and onshore storage. It also identifies cargo hazards and provides case studies illustrating common causes of liquefied gas incidents.

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – The Products

2.1 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) – Origins and Characteristics

2.2 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – Origins and Characteristics

2.3 Liquefied Petrochemical Gases

Chapter 3 – History

3.1 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

3.2 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Chapter 4 – The International Trade

4.1 Liquefied Petroleum and Petrochemical Gases

4.2 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Chapter 5 – Various Types of Liquefied Gas Tankers

5.1 General – The IMO Code Definitions

5.2 Fully Pressurised Ships

5.3 Semi-pressurised Ships

5.4 Fully Refrigerated Ships

5.5 Insulated Ships for LNG

Chapter 6 – Other Characteristics Specific to Liquefied Gas Tankers

6.1 General

6.2 Rules and Regulations

6.3 Cargo Equipment

6.4 Safety Equipment

Chapter 7 – Ports, Terminals and Jetties

7.1 Reducing the Level of Risk

7.2 Location, Design and Construction

7.3 Operational Procedures

Chapter 8 – Shore Storage Tanks

8.1 General

8.2 Storage under Pressure at Ambient Temperature

8.3 Storage in Semi-pressurised Spheres

8.4 Storage at Atmospheric Pressure in Refrigerated Condition

8.5 Evolution of the Size of Shore Tanks

8.6 Some Possible Incidents in Liquefied Gas Shore Storage Tanks

Chapter 9 – Operations

9.1 Ship Operations

9.2 Port Operations

Chapter 10 – Ship to Ship Transfer

10.1 LPG and Petrochemical Gases

10.2 LNG

Chapter 11 – Safety of Liquefied Gas Marine Transportation

11.1 Safety Record

11.2 Hazards and Risks

Chapter 12 – Some Stories

12.1 Accidents involving LNG and LPG Storage Tanks

12.2 Two Accidents involving LNG Tankers

12.3 Accidents involving LPG Tankers

12.4 Some other Incidents from my own Records

Number of Pages:
Binding Format:
Book Height:
300 mm
Book Width:
210 mm
0.6 kg

Alain Vaudolon

Published Date:
September 2000