LNG carrier using membrane tank system delivered.

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An 18,800 cu.m. fully double hull LNG carrier has been built in Japan as a joint Japanese-Malaysian project. The three LNG tanks have been constructed with a membrane system using 1,2mm thick, 1 x 3m stainless steel orthogonally corrugated sheets with a triplex, aluminium foil/fiberglass cloth secondary barrier against LNG leakage after an accident. The ship is 9,100 dwt, 130m long and is powered by a steam turbine giving a service speed of 15 knots. The tanks, based on a French design, provide the ship with a low profile for good visibility and low windage. The efficient use of hold space gives construction cost savings of over 15%. The ship will carry -162 deg C LNG from Malaysia to Japan. D.W.H.


  • Original title: LNG carrier using membrane tank system delivered.
  • Record ID : 1994-3360
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Oil Gas J. - vol. 91 - n. 49
  • Publication date: 1993/12/06
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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