Fatigue Tests on an LNG Carrier Tank Corner Assembly of Gaz Transport Technique (eBook)

Published Date

January 1986

Fatigue Tests on an LNG Carrier Tank Corner Assembly of Gaz Transport Technique (eBook)

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This paper describes fatigue tests carried out in the industrial tests hall of Gaz de France on a full scale model of a corner of a cargo tank. (6pp)

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Over the past 20 years, Gaz-Transport has acquired considerable experience in the transportation of LNG by sea, based on the numerous ships which operate on the various sea routes. Up to the present time, they have delivered more than 2 600 cargoes. This extensive experience, together with an improved knowledge of the most recent requirements in LNG transportation,have led Gaz-Transport engineers to improve their original design in order to offer, for future programmes, the most efficient and reliable LNG tanker.

Among the various improvements added in successive years to the basic design, the most recent one concerns the corners of the cargo tanks which have been redesigned and thoroughly stress analysed, using FEM calculation methods. At the same time, methods of construction have been developed to allow the installation of this improved corner according to the highest standards However, such a development would not be complete without verification of the fatigue behaviour of the proposed structure.

This paper describes the preparation and development of the fatigue tests carried out in the industrial tests hall of Gaz de France on the full scale model of a corner.

Paper Delivered by:
P. Vercarner (Gaz de France)
P. Sauve (Gaz de France)
St. Denis (Gaz-Transport)
R. Lootvoet (Gaz-Transport)

Prepared for:
Gastech Hamburg 1986

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: Fatigue Tests on an LNG Carrier Tank Corner Assembly of Gaz Transport Technique (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g134
Published Date: January 1986

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